Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Donetsk

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Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Donetsk – Kharkiv
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Coat of arms of Donetsk–Kharkiv

Basic information
Location Donetsk and Kharkiv, Ukraine
Territory Eastern Ukraine
Population 8,000 Catholics
Liturgical rite Byzantine
Particular Church Ukrainian Greek Catholic
Established January 11, 2002
Cathedral Catholic Cathedral in Donetsk
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk
Metropolitan Stephan Meniok, C.S.S.R., Archbishop of the Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Donetsk – Kharkiv
Auxiliary Bishops Bazyli Medwit, O.S.B.M

The Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Donets’k – Kharkiv 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 Stephan Meniok, C.S.S.R.. It is one of the only two archiepiscopal exarchates which exist in the world - both being Ukrainian Rite.

Status as Archiepiscopal Exarchate[edit]

Church of the Holy Mother of God

As Major Archbishops have similar authority to that of Patriarchs, Archiepiscopal Exarchates similarly have roughly the same status in canon law as Patriarchal Exarchates.

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