Alexander Chira

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Bishop Alexander Chira was a bishop of the Ruthenian Catholic Church. His immediate successor was Bishop Theodore G. Romzha. He is designated as a Confessor of the Faith.

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Chira was born January 17, 1897, in the village of Vulchivc'i, Máramaros County.[1] His death was in exile on May 26, 1983.

Chira "was one of the many victims of the Soviet persecution of the Greek Catholic Church."[1] While in a concentration camp in 1956, Chira clandestinally was appointed a Bishop.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Bishop Alexander Chira". Byzantine Seminary Press. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "History of the Catholic Church in Kazakhstan". Retrieved 21 March 2011.