Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg

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Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg
Українська Католицька Архиєпархія в Вінніпеґу

Archieparchia Vinnipegensis Ucrainorum
Basic information
Location Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Territory Canada
Population 29,700 Catholics
Liturgical rite Byzantine
Particular Church Ukrainian Greek Catholic
Ecclesiastical province Archeparchy of Winnipeg
Established November 3, 1956
Cathedral Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. Volodymyr and Olga
Bishop Lawrence Daniel Huculak
Website Ukrainian Archeparchy of Winnipeg
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk
Metropolitan Lawrence Daniel Huculak Archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg

The Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg is the Ukrainian Greek Catholic archeparchy for the country of Canada, and includes the suffragan eparchies of Edmonton, New Westminster, Saskatoon, and Toronto. It is overseen by Archbishop Lawrence Daniel Huculak.

The archeparchy directly governs all Ukrainian Greek Catholic parishes in Manitoba. As of 2010, the archeparchy contained 136 parishes, 32 active diocesan priests, 11 religious priests, and 29,700 member Catholics. It also has 23 religious sisters, 11 religious brothers, and 12 permanent deacons. It operates a number of parochial schools in the city of Winnipeg jointly with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Boniface.

History[edit]

Nestor Dmytriw was the first Ukrainian Catholic priest in Canada, having started parishes in 1897 and 1898 in Terebowla, Manitoba, Stuartburn, Manitoba and Edna, Alberta. He advocated a separate Ukrainian Catholic church in Canada, but this idea was opposed by the existing Canadian Catholic hierarchy. His vision came to fruition in 1912 when Nykyta Budka was appointed the bishop for Ukrainians in Canada. This appointment was done in response to the success of pretend Bishop Seraphim (Stefan Ustvolsky) in organizing Ukrainians interested in the liturgical traditions of their heritage.

Residential bishops[edit]

Bishops and archbishops of the Archeparchy of Winnipeg and their terms of service:

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