Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Donetsk
|Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Donetsk|
Coat of arms of Donetsk
|Territory||Eastern Ukraine (Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Luhansk and Zaporizhya Oblasts)|
|Headquarters||Donetsk (temporary in Zaporizhya), Ukraine|
|Sui iuris church||Ukrainian Greek Catholic|
|Established||January 11, 2002|
|Cathedral||Catholic Cathedral in Donetsk|
|Major Archbishop||Sviatoslav Shevchuk|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Stephan Meniok, C.S.S.R., Exarch of the Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Donetsk|
The Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Donetsk was established on 11 January 2002 from the Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Kyiv – Vyshhorod (which has now become the Ukrainian Catholic Major Archeparchy of Kyiv-Halych) as the Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Donets’k – Kharkiv. The current, and first, archiepiscopal exarch is Bishop Stephan Meniok, C.S.S.R.. It is one of the only five archiepiscopal exarchates which exist in the world - all of them being Ukrainian Rite.
In 2 April 2014 the Exarchate was splited as Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Donetsk and Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Kharkiv.
Status as Archiepiscopal Exarchate
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