Marian Buczek

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Marian Buczek (born March 14, 1953 in Cieszanów, Poland) was the Roman Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv in 2002-2009 and the diocesan Roman Catholic Bishop of Kharkiv-Zaporojian since 2009.

In the years 1973-1979, he studied at the Seminary in Przemyśl. Buczek was ordained on June 16, 1979 by Bishop Marian Rechowicz. After his ordination, he was a notary of the curia in Komotini. In the years 1984-1991 he was secretary of the then apostolic administrator in Lubaczow, bishop Marian Jaworski. From 1988-1991 he was Vice-Chancellor of the Curia in Komotini, then Chancellor of the Curia in Lviv. On February 28, 1998, he became secretary of the Episcopal Conference of Ukraine. On May 4, 2002 he was appointed by Pope John Paul II, Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv and titular bishop of Febi. On June 20, 2002, in the Lviv cathedral, he was consecrated bishop by Cardinal Marian Jaworski. On July 16, 2007, he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI, Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia. On March 19, 2009, Buczek is the diocesan bishop of the diocese, replacing its first Ordinary Stanislaw of Padua. In 2009, he was awarded the Ukrainian Order of Merit of the third degree.

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