Hlib Lonchyna

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Hlib Lonchyna

Bishop of the Eparchy of Holy Family of London
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Appointed14 June 2011
Installed2 August 2011
PredecessorPaul Patrick Chomnycky
Ordination3 July 1977
by Yosyf Slipyi
Consecration27 February 2002
by Lubomyr Husar
Personal details
Birth nameBorys Sviatoslav Lonchyna
Born (1954-02-23) 23 February 1954 (age 64)
Steubenville, United States
DenominationUkrainian Greek Catholic
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Bishop Hlib Borys Sviatoslav Lonchyna (Ukrainian: Гліб Борис Святослав Лончи́на; born 23 February 1954) is eparchial Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Holy Family of London since 18 January 2013. Before he served as the Apostolic Exarch for Ukrainian Catholics in Great Britain since June 14 June 2011.

Lonchyna, was born to Ukrainian parents in Steubenville, Ohio within the Eparchy of Saint Josaphat in Parma for Ukrainians. He attended the Pontifical Urbanian University in Rome where in 1979 he obtained a degree in biblical theology and the Pontifical Oriental Institute, graduating in Eastern liturgical theology in 2001.

In 1975 he entered the monastery of Grottaferrata of Ukrainian Studites, where he made his final vows 19 December 1976. He was ordained a priest 3 July 1977. He worked in the parish of St. Nicholas in Passaic, NJ (USA) and then was prefect of the students of the College of St. Sophia in Rome.

After his arrival in Ukraine in 1994, he was the spiritual director of the Major Seminary in Lviv. At the same time he taught at the Lviv Theological Academy. He served as associate in the local Apostolic Nunciature in Kyiv.

On 11 January 2002 and was appointed Titular Bishop of Bareta and Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv of the Ukrainians. Cardinal Lubomyr Husar consecrated him on 27 February. On 14 January 2003 he was appointed Apostolic Visitor for the Greek–Ukrainian Catholics in Italy and in the Major Archbishop's Procurator in Rome. On 4 March 2004 he became also Apostolic Visitor in Spain and Ireland.

On 25 March 2006 he returned to Ukraine, in charge of Consecrated Life, maintaining the commitment of Apostolic Visitor in Italy, Spain and Ireland. On 7 January 2009 he was replaced as Apostolic Visitor in Italy and Spain. On 2 June 2009 he was appointed Apostolic Administrator "sede vacante" of the Apostolic Exarchate for Ukrainian Catholics in Britain. He took part in the election of the new major archbishop in 2011 after Cardinal Husar's retirement.

He was formally named Apostolic Exarch by Pope Benedict XVI on 14 June 2011,[1] and installed on August 2, 2011. With the elevation of the Apostolic Exarchate of Great Britain to the dignity of an Eparchy, he became her first bishop.



Preceded by
Paul Chomnycky
Apostolic Exarch for Ukrainians in Great Britain
2011 to 2013
Succeeded by
Title elevated
Preceded by
New title
Eparchial Bishop of the Eparchy of Holy Family of London
2013 to present
Succeeded by