Romanian Catholic Eparchy of St George's in Canton

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Eparchy of St. George's in Canton
Eparchia Sancti Georgii Martyris Romenorum
Country United States
Ecclesiastical province Immediately Subject to the Holy See
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
Parishes 16
Denomination Romanian Catholic Church
Rite Byzantine Rite
Established March 26, 1987 (30 years ago)
Cathedral St. George Cathedral
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Eparch John Michael Botean

The Eparchy of St George's in Canton is a Romanian Catholic eparchy based in Canton, Ohio, United States. The current eparch is John Michael Botean. The eparchy's cathedral church is St. George Cathedral, Canton, Ohio. The boundaries of the eparchy stretch across the continental United States and Canada. The easternmost presence is a mission in Boston, MA and the westernmost is a mission in Los Angeles, CA. There are fourteen Romanian Catholic parishes and five missions in the United States, as well as two parishes in Canada.[1]

History of the eparchy[edit]

The eparchy was previously an apostolic exarchate which was established by Pope John Paul II in 1982 in order to formally organize the Romanian Catholic parishes that had long existed in the US under many different Roman Rite dioceses. However, in 1987, the apostolic exarchate for Romanian Catholics in America was promoted to the status of an eparchy. The eparchy is the only diocese of the Romanian Catholic Church outside Romania and is directly subject to the Holy See.

In 2005, Holy Resurrection Monastery was transferred from the Ruthenian Catholic Church to the eparchy at the request of the monks and with the consent of the Holy See. Around the same time Bishop John Michael blessed the canonical establishment of Holy Theophany Monastery as a monastic community of nuns.


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