Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lviv

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Archdiocese of Lviv of the Latins
Archidioecesis Leopolitana Latinorum
Митрополія Львова
Латинський кафедральний собор 1.jpg
Country Ukraine
Ecclesiastical province Lviv
Area 68,000 km2 (26,000 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
138,000 (3.1%)
Rite Roman Rite
Cathedral Митрополича базиліка-санктуарій Успіння Пресвятої Діви Марії
(Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki
Auxiliary Bishops Leon Maly
Emeritus Bishops Marian Cardinal Jaworski
Location of the Archdiocese of Lviv
Location of the Archdiocese of Lviv

The Archdiocese of Lviv of the Latins (Latin: Archidioecesis Leopolitana Latinorum) is a metropolitan archdiocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in western Ukraine. Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki is the current metropolitan archbishop of the archdiocese.


The diocese was canonically erected on August 28, 1412 by Pope Gregory XII.

Pope John Paul II visited the archdiocese as part of his papal visit to Ukraine in June 2001. This included a Papal Address to the young people in Lviv.


The archdiocese has six suffragan dioceses which are Kamyanets-Podilskyi, Kharkiv-Zaporizhia, Kyiv-Zhytomyr, Lutsk, Mukacheve and Odessa-Simferopol.


List of recent archbishops[edit]

Also see List of Roman Catholic bishops of Lwów

Incumbent Term Start Term Finish Notes
Andrzej Alojzy Ankwicz 25 Mar 1815 30 Sep 1833 Appointed, Archbishop of Praha (Prague)
Franz Xavier Luschin 18 Mar 1834 9 Jan 1835 Appointed, Archbishop of Gorizia e Gradisca
St. Józef Bilczewski 17 Dec 1900 30 Mar 1923 Died
Boleslaw Twardowski 3 Aug 1923 22 Nov 1945 Died
Eugeniusz Baziak 22 Nov 1945 15 Jun 1962 Died
Marian Cardinal Jaworski 16 Jan 1990 21 Oct 2008 Retired
Mieczysław Mokrzycki 21 Oct 2008


As of 16 July 2007 there are 138 priests, 1 permanent deacon and 213 religious in the archdiocese.[1]


  1. ^ Vatican Information Service July 16, 2007

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Coordinates: 49°50′27″N 24°01′50″E / 49.84083°N 24.03056°E / 49.84083; 24.03056