List of Major Archbishops of Kiev–Galicia

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Major Archdiocese of Kiev–Galicia
Kioviensis–Haliciensis Ucrainorum
Subdivisions Metropolitan Archdioceses
Denomination Ukrainian Greek Catholic
Rite Ukrainian
Established 12/06/2004
Cathedral Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk
Metropolitan Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk
Suffragans Metropolitan Sees of
Ivano-Frankivsk, Kiev,
Lviv, Philadelphia,
Przemysl–Warsaw, Ternopil–Zboriv,

This is a list of Major Archbishops of Kiev-Halych from the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Following the Union of Brest the Metropolia of Kiev-Halych and all Rus broke relations with the Patriarch of Constantinople and place themselves in communion with the Patriarch of the West, thus establishing what later was known as "Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church". At first widely successful, within several decades it had lost much of its initial support, mainly due to Imperial Russian persecution, though in Galicia the church fared well and remains strong to this day.

Primates from 1596 to 1807[edit]

Metropolitans of Kiev:[1]

Primates from 1807 to 2005[edit]

In 1807 the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church was split in order to separate the territories under the Russian Empire (Metropolia of Kiev) from the ones under the Habsburg Monarchy, thus elevating the Eparchy of Lviv to the rank of Metropolia and granting it the same rights of the Metropolia of Kiev.

Metropolitans of Kiev from 1807 to 1838:[1]

  • Irakly Lisovsky (1808—1809)
  • Hryhory Kokhanovich (1809—1814)
  • Yosafat Bulhak (1818—1838)

Following the Synod of Polatsk (1838), the Greek Catholic Church was forceably abolished on the territory of the Russian Empire, and its property and clergy transferred to the Russian Orthodox Church.

Metropolitans of Lviv from 1807 to 2005:

In 1963 the Metropolitan of Lviv was elevated to the rank of Major archbishop.

Primates from 2005[edit]

In 2005 the two separated Metropolias of Kiev and Lviv have been re-united as before 1807.

Major Archbishop of Kiev–Halych:


  1. ^ a b Pelesz, Julian (1881). Geschichte der Union der ruthenischen Kirche mit Rom. Woerl. pp. 1083–84. 

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