Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Sambir – Drohobych

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Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Sambir – Drohobych
Українська Греко-Католицька Самбірсько-Дрогобицька Єпархія

Eparchia Samboriensis–Drohobychiensis Ucrainorum
Coat of arms of Sambir–Drohobych (UGCC).svg

Coat of arms of Sambir–Drohobych

Basic information
Location Drohobych, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine
Territory 6 Raions of Lviv Oblast
Population 398,485 Catholics (in 2010)
Liturgical rite Byzantine
Particular Church Ukrainian Greek Catholic
Ecclesiastical province Archeparchy of Lviv
Established April 20, 1993 (re-established)
Cathedral Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of Holy Trinity
Bishop Yaroslav Pryriz
Website Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Sambir-Drohobych
Current leadership
Pope Benedict XVI
Major Archbishop Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk
Metropolitan Ihor Vozniak Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Lviv
Bishop Yaroslav Pryriz Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Sambir-Drohobych.

The Eparchy of Sambir – Drohobych is an eparchy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, in the ecclesiastical province of Kyiv-Halych.

The first eparch was Yulian Voronovskyi, M.S.U., who was appointed to this position by Pope John Paul II on 30 March 1994, having previously been Apostolic Administrator of the eparchy from its inception in 1993.

Eparch Yaroslav Pryriz C.S.S.R., who had been Coadjutor Bishop of the Eparchy, became Eparch when Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halych (Kiev), Ukraine, with the consent of the Permanent Synod meeting in Curitiba, Brazil, on Saturday, 10 September 2011, and having informed the Apostolic See, accepted the resignation of Eparch Voronovsky.

Seat of the Eparchy: The Cathedral of Holy Trinity

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Coordinates: 49°27′00″N 22°57′00″E / 49.4500°N 22.9500°E / 49.4500; 22.9500