Taras Senkiv (bishop)

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Taras Senkiv, O.M.
Eparchial Bishop of Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stryi
Church Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
Appointed 20 January 2010 (as Apostolic Administrator)
2 April 2014 (as Bishop)
Predecessor Julian Gbur
Successor Incumbent
Other posts Auxiliary Bishop of Stryi (2008–2010)
Titular Bishop of Siccenna (2008–2014)
Ordination 28 May 1982 (Priest)
by Pavlo Vasylyk
Consecration 20 July 2008 (Bishop)
by Lubomyr Husar
Personal details
Birth name Taras Pavlovych Senkiv
Born (1960-07-03) 3 July 1960 (age 58)
Bilobozhytsia, Chortkiv Raion, Ternopil Oblast, Ukrainian SSR

Bishop Taras Senkiv, O.M. (Ukrainian: Тарас Сеньків; born 3 July 1960 in Bilobozhytsia, Chortkiv Raion, Ternopil Oblast, Ukrainian SSR) is a Ukrainian Greek Catholic hierarch as an Eparchial Bishop of Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stryi since 2 June 2005 (until 21 November 2011 in rank of Eparchial Bishop). Previously he served as an Auxiliary Bishop of Stryi from 22 May 2008 until 20 January 2010 and as an Apostolic Administrator of the same Stryi from 20 January 2010 until 2 April 2014 as a Titular Bishop of Siccenna.[1]

Coat of arms of Bishop Taras Senkiv


Bishop Senkiv was born in a family of clandestine Greek-Catholics in Western Ukraine. He joined a clandestine theological seminary at age 17, simultaneously working various jobs.[2]

He was clandestinely ordained as priest by Bishop Pavlo Vasylyk on May 28, 1982, and worked as pastor among the faithful of the "Catacomb Church" until 1989, mainly in Western Ukraine. From 1989 until 1992 he served as Dean of Chortkiv Deanery and from 2001 until 2002 as a Synkellos of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Buchach. During 1992–2000 Fr. Senkiv continued his theological studies in the Theological Seminary in Olomouc, Czech Republic and Palacký University in the same city, obtaining a licentiate degree in theology. On February 15, 2002 he joined the religious order of Minims in Italy and was professed on October 1, 2006.[2]

On May 22, 2008 Fr. Senkiv was appointed and on July 20, 2008 was consecrated to the Episcopate as the Auxiliary Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stryi. The principal consecrator was Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Bishop Taras Senkiv, O.M." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b "ПРЕОСВЯЩЕННИЙ ВЛАДИКА ТАРАС СЕНЬКІВ, О.М." Official Eparchy of Stryi Website (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 31 May 2017.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Stryi
Succeeded by
Bohdan Manyshyn
Preceded by
Julian Gbur
Apostolic Administrator of Stryi
Succeeded by
himself as Eparchial Bishop
Preceded by
himself as Apostolic Administrator
Eparchial Bishop of Stryi
Succeeded by