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Mykola Simkaylo

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Mykola Simkaylo
Bishop of Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Kolomyia – Chernivtsi
ChurchUkrainian Greek Catholic Church
Appointed2 June 2005
PredecessorVolodymyr Viytyshyn
Ordination15 May 1974 (Priest)
by Pavlo Vasylyk
Consecration12 July 2005 (Bishop)
by Lubomyr Husar
Personal details
Mykola Mykhaylovych Simkaylo

21 November 1952
Died21 May 2013(2013-05-21) (aged 60)
Kolomyia, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine

Mykola Simkaylo (21 November 1952, Kazakhstan – 21 May 2013) was eparch of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Kolomyia – Chernivtsi in Ukraine since 2 June 2005 until his death.

Views on ecumenism[edit]

Bishop Simkaylo was known to be a strong supporter of Christian ecumenism. Speaking to the charity Aid to the Church in Need during a visit, he praised President Yushchenko "personally acting as a catalyst to reconcile the various factions of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine", as well as Major Archbishop Cardinal Lubomyr Husar.[1]


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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Eparchial Bishop of Kolomyia–Chernivtsi
Succeeded by