Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lviv
|Archdiocese of Lviv of the Latins|
Archidioecesis Leopolitana Latinorum
|Area||68,000 km2 (26,000 sq mi)|
(as of 2013)|
Митрополича базиліка-санктуарій Успіння Пресвятої Діви Марії |
(Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
|Auxiliary Bishops||Leon Malyi, Eduard Kava|
|Emeritus Bishops||Marian Cardinal Jaworski|
Location of the Archdiocese of Lviv
Its Cathedral archiepiscopal see is a Minor Basilica and (Minor) World Heritage Site: Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Lviv (Львів), Lviv Oblast
The diocese has a second Minor Basilica: Basilica of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, in Chernivtsi (Чернівці), Chernivtsi Oblast.
The diocese was canonically erected in 1358 as Diocese of Lviv / Lwow / Leopoli (Italian) / Leopolitan(us) Latinorum (Latin adjective)
- Promoted on August 28, 1412 by Pope Gregory XII as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lviv / Lwow / Leopoli (Curiate Italian) / Leopolitan(us) Latinorum (Latin), having gained territory from the suppressed Metropolitan Archdiocese of Halyč (in Slavic Galicia)
- Lost territory on 1930.06.05 to Diocese of Iaşi (Romania)
- Gained territory in 1945 from Diocese of Przemyśl (Poland, now Metropolitan)
- Lost territory in 1991 to establish the Apostolic Administration of Lubaczów.
- 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.
- TO ELABORATE
As per 2014, it pastorally served 138,500 Roman Catholics (3.1% of 4,500,000 total) on 68,000 km² in 278 parishes with 196 priests (140 diocesan, 56 religious), 215 lay religious (76 brothers, 139 sisters) and 32 seminarians.
The Metropolitan of the Archdiocese has six Latin suffragan sees :
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamyanets-Podilskyi
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Kyiv-Zhytomyr
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Lutsk
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Mukacheve
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Odessa-Simferopol.
(all Roman Rite)
- Also see/WORK-IN List of Roman Catholic bishops of Lviv
- Suffragan Bishops of Lviv
- Konrad (? – ?)
- ? 1375–1380 Maciej
- ? 1384–1390 Bernard
- ? 1391–1409 blessed Jakub Strzemię (Jakub Strepa)
- ? 1410–1412 Mikołaj Trąba
- Jerzy Eberhardi, Friars Minor (O.F.M.) (1390.03.16 – ?)
- Herman Wytkind, Dominican Order (O.P.) (1401.01.07 – ?)
- Metropolitan Archbishops of Lviv
- Jan Rzeszowski (1414.12.23 – death 1436.08.12), previously (last) Metropolitan Archbishop of merged-in Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Halyč (Galicia, Ukraine) (1412.08.26 – 1414.12.23)
- TO COMPLETE / ELABORATE
- Coadjutor Archbishop: Ferdynand Onufry Kicki (1778.09.28 – 1780.10.25)
- Andrzej Alojzy Ankwicz (25 March 1815 - 30 Sep 1833), next metropolitan Archbishop of Praha (Prague)
- Franz Xaver Luschin (18 March 1834 - 9 Jan 1835), next Archbishop of Gorizia e Gradisca
- St. Józef Bilczewski (17 Dec 1900 - death 30 March 1923)
- Boleslaw Twardowski (3 August 1923 - death 22 Nov 1945)
- Eugeniusz Baziak (22 Nov 1945 - death 15 June 1962)
- Marian Cardinal Jaworski (16 Jan 1990 - Retired 21 Oct 2008)
- Mieczysław Mokrzycki (21 Oct 2008 - ... ).
- TO BE ELABORATED AND WORKED-IN
- Auxiliary Bishop: Marian Buczek (2002.05.04 – 2007.07.16)
•Auxiliary Bishop: Stanislaw Padewski, O.F.M. Cap. (1998 – 2002.05.04) •Auxiliary Bishop: Markijan Trofimiak (1991.01.16 – 1998.03.25) •Auxiliary Bishop: Rafal Kiernicki, O.F.M. Conv. (1991.01.16 – 1995.11.23) •Auxiliary Bishop: Eugeniusz Baziak (later Archbishop) (1933.09.15 – 1944.03.01) •Auxiliary Bishop: Francis Lisowski (1928.07.20 – 1933.01.27) •Auxiliary Bishop: Bolesław Twardowski (later Archbishop) (1918.09.14 – 1923.08.03) •Auxiliary Bishop: Wladyslaw Bandurski (1906.09.26 – 1932.03.06) •Auxiliary Bishop: Joseph Weber, C.R. (1895.12.02 – 1906.05.26) •Auxiliary Bishop: Jan Puzyna de Kosielsko (later Cardinal) (1886.02.26 – 1895.01.22) •Auxiliary Bishop: Seweryn Morawski (later Archbishop) (1881.05.13 – 1885.02.15) •Auxiliary Bishop: Valery Henryk Kamionko (1815.07.10 – 1840.08.26) •Auxiliary Bishop: Kajetan Ignacy Kicki (later Archbishop) (1783.07.18 – 1797.12.18) •Auxiliary Bishop: Ferdynand Onufry Kicki (later Archbishop) (1777.04.23 – 1778.09.28) •Auxiliary Bishop: Kryspin Cieszkowski (1772.12.14 – 1792?) •Auxiliary Bishop: Samuel Głowiński (1733.12.02 – 1776.09.14) •Auxiliary Bishop: Hieronim Maciej Jełowicki (1725.02.21 – 1732.01.08) •Auxiliary Bishop: Stefan Bogusław Rupniewski (1713.05.22 – 1716.12.23) •Auxiliary Bishop: John Skarbek (later Archbishop) (1696.01.02 – 1713.01.30)
- Vatican Information Service July 16, 2007
- GCatholic.org - data for all sections
- Website of the Archdiocese
- Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Lemberg". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.