Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of São João Batista em Curitiba

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Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of São João Batista em Curitiba
Архиєпархія з Сан-Жуан-Батіста ем Куритиба

Sancti Ioannis Baptistae Curitibensis Ucrainorum
Basic information
Location Curitiba, Brazil
Territory Brazil
Population 162,000 Catholics
Liturgical rite Byzantine
Particular Church Ukrainian Greek Catholic
Ecclesiastical province São João Batista em Curitiba
Established November 29, 1971
Cathedral Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Curitiba
Bishop Valdomiro Koubetch
Website Website of the Diocese
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk
Bishop Valdomiro Koubetch, O.S.B.M.

The Eparchy or Diocese of São João Batista em Curitiba (Latin: Eparchia Sancti Ioannis Baptistae Curitibensis Ucrainorum) is an eparchy located in the city of Curitiba in the Ecclesiastical province of Curitiba in Brazil.

In May of 2014, it became an Archeparchy (Eastern-rite archdiocese), with Eparch Valdomiro Koubetch, O.S.B.M., elevated to the first Archeparch (Archbishop) of the Archeparchy, which will have one suffragan eparchy in its ecclesiastical province, the Eparchy of the Imaculada Conceição (Immaculate Conception) in Prudentópolis. Auxiliary Bishop Meron Mazur, O.S.B.M., who until then had been one of two auxiliaries under now-Archeparch Koubetch's leadership, will become the first Eparch (Bishop) of that new Eparchy.


  • May 30, 1962: Established as Apostolic Exarchate of Brazil
  • November 29, 1971: Promoted as Eparchy of São João Batista em Curitiba