Ruthenian Catholic Archeparchy of Polotsk–Vitebsk
Previously an Eastern Orthodox eparchy headed by a suffragan bishop of the Kiev Metropolitan in Vilnius, in 1596 the eparchy of Polotsk, entered in full communion with the Catholic Church as a Greek Catholic Church through the Union of Brest. The eparchy was among the first that joined the union in 1596 along with eparchies of Kiev, Pinsk, Lutsk, Volodymyr and Kholm. Due to the Union of Brest, Belarus, the former Orthodox Church became known as the Ruthenian Uniate Church.
Due to its proximity to Vilnius, the eparchy played a key role in the church life and many of its bishops later became the Metropolitan bishops of Kiev, a hierarch of the Ruthenian Uniate Church. Those include Havryil Kolenda, Kyprian Zochovskyj, Lev Zalenskyj and many others.
- Herman Zahorskyj (1596 - death 1600/1601)
- Gedeon Brolnitskyj (26 May 1601 - death 1618)
- Saint Josaphat Kuntsevych, Order of Saint Basil the Great (O.S.B.M.) (born Ukraine) (1618 - death 12 November 1623); previously Founder of Basilian Order of Saint Josaphat (1607), Coadjutor Archbishop of Polatsk–Vitebsk of the Ruthenians (1617 – succession 1618.03)
- Antin Sielava (1624 - death 1655)
- Havryil Kolenda (1655 - death 21 May 1674), succeeding as former Coadjutor Archbishop of Polatsk–Vitebsk of the Ruthenians (– 1655)
- Kyprian Zochovskyj (21 May 1674 - death 1693)
- Lev Zalenskyj
- Markian Bilozor (1697 - death 18 June 1707); previously Coadjutor Bishop of Pinsk–Turaŭ of the Ruthenians (Belarus) (? – 1665), succeeding as Eparch (Bishop) of Pinsk–Turaŭ of the Ruthenians (1665 – 1697)
- Sylvester Peshkevych (9 November 1710 - death 8 September 1714)
- Florian Hrebnitskyj (1715 - death 18 July 1762)
- Jason Smogorevskyj (18 July 1762 - 25 June 1781), succeeding as former Coadjutor Archbishop of Polatsk–Vitebsk of the Ruthenians (? – 1762.07.18); later Metropolitan Archbishop of Kyiv–Halyč of the Ukrainians (Ukraine) (1781.06.25 – death 1788)
- Heraklius Lisovskyj (1783 - death 30 August 1809)
- Jan Krasovskyj (22 September 1809 - 1826); next transferred Archbishop-Bishop of Lutsk–Ostroh of the Ukrainians (Ukraine) (1826 – death 1827.08.23)
- Jakub Martusevych (1826 - death 26 January 1833), previously Eparch (Bishop) of Lutsk–Ostroh of the Ukrainians (Ukraine) (1817 – 1826)
- Josaphat Bulhak (14 April 1833 - death 9 March 1838); previously Bishop of Pinsk–Turaŭ of the Ruthenians (Belarus) (1787.04.24 – 1798.10.12), Eparch (Bishop) of Volodymyr–Brėst of the Ukrainians (Ukraine) (1798.10.12 – 1818.09.22), Apostolic Administrator of Vilnius of the Ukrainians (Lithuania) (1814 – 1818), Apostolic Administrator of Kyiv–Halyč of the Ukrainians (Ukraine) (1817.01.27 – 1818.09.22), Eparch (Bishop) of Vilnius of the Ukrainians (Lithuania) (1818 – 1833.04.14), Metropolitan Archeparch (Archbishop) of Kyiv–Halyč of the Ukrainians (Ukraine) (1818.09.22 – 1838.03.09), Eparch (Bishop) of Žyrovyci of the Ukrainians (Lithuania) (1828 – 1833.04.14).
- List of Catholic dioceses in Belarus
- Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
- Eastern Catholic Churches
- Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
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