Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires

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Eparchy of Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires
Eparchia Sanctae Mariae a Patrocinio Bonaërensis Ucrainorum
Єпархія Санта-Марія-дель-Спонсорство ан Буенос-Айресі
Location
Territory Argentina
Ecclesiastical province Buenos Aires
Headquarters Buenos Aires, Argentina
Population
- Catholics

160,000
Information
Sui iuris church Ukrainian Greek Catholic
Rite Byzantine Rite
Established April 24, 1978
Cathedral Catedral Nuestra Señora del Patrocinio (Pokrov)
Patron saint Santísima Virgen del Patrocinio
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk
Bishop Sede vacante
Metropolitan Archbishop Mario Aurelio Poli
Apostolic Administrator Daniel Kozelinski Netto

The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires (Latin: Eparchia Sanctae Mariae a Patrocinio Bonaënsis) is an eparchy (diocese, bishopric) of the Uniate Ukrainian Catholic Church, which uses the Byzantine rite in Ukrainian language, for its faithful in major immigration country Argentina.

Its cathedral see is located in the capital city of Buenos Aires, but must not be confused with the Roman Catholic (Latin rite) Metropolitan see of the Ecclesiastical province of Buenos Aires in Argentina.

History[edit]

  • February 9, 1968: Established as the Ukrainian Catholic Apostolic Exarchate of Argentina
  • April 24, 1978: Promoted as Diocese of Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires

Episcopate[edit]

  • Bishops of Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires (Ukrainian Rite)
  • Apostolic Exarchs of Argentina (Ukrainian Rite)
    • Bishop Andrés Sapelak, S.D.B. (February 9, 1968 – April 24, 1978)
    • Bishop Andrés Sapelak, S.D.B. (April 24, 1978 – December 12, 1997)
    • Bishop Miguel Mykycej, F.D.P. (Apostolic Administrator January 21, 1998 – April 24, 1999)
    • Bishop Miguel Mykycej, F.D.P. (April 24, 1999 – April 10, 2010)
  • Apostolic Administrator of Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires (Ukrainian Rite)
  • Apostolic Administrator sede vacante of Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires

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