The Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Odessa – Crimea (also known as the was established on the 11th January, 2002 from the Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Kyiv – Vyshhorod (which has now become the Ukrainian Catholic Major Archeparchy of Kyiv-Halych. The current, and first, archiepiscopal exarch is Archbishop Vasyl Ivasiuk. It is one of the only three archiepiscopal exarchates which exist in the world - all being Ukrainian Rite.
Status as Archiepiscopal Exarchate
As Major Archbishops have similar authority to that of Patriarchs, Archiepiscopal Exarchates similarly have roughly the same status in canon law as Patriarchal Exarchates.