Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Donetsk

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Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Donetsk
Coat of arms of Donetsk–Kharkiv (UGCC).svg
Coat of arms of Donetsk
Country  Ukraine
Territory Eastern Ukraine (Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Luhansk and Zaporizhya Oblasts)
Headquarters Donetsk (temporary in Zaporizhya), Ukraine
- Catholics

Sui iuris church Ukrainian Greek Catholic
Rite Byzantine
Established January 11, 2002
Cathedral Catholic Cathedral in Donetsk
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk
Metropolitan Archbishop Stepan Meniok, C.Ss.R., Exarch of the Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Donetsk

The Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Donetsk is oe of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (Byzantine Rite, Ukrainian language)'s five Archiepiscopal Exarchate (Eastern Catholic pre-diocesan missionary jurisdiction under a Major Archbishop) in Eastern Ukraine.

Church of the Holy Mother of God

The current, and first, archiepiscopal exarch is Bishop Stepan Meniok, C.Ss.R..

Its cathedral episcopal see is the Cathedral of the Virgin of Mercy, in Donetsk.


It was established on 11 January 2002 as the Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Donets’k – Kharkiv, on territory split off from the then Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Kyiv – Vyshhorod (which became the Ukrainian Catholic Major Archeparchy of Kyiv-Halych).

On 2 April 2014 the Exarchate was renamed as Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Donetsk, having lost territory to establish the Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Kharkiv.

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(all Ukrainian language Constantinian Rite)

Archiepiscopal Exarch of Donetsk–Kharkiv
Archiepiscopal Exarchs of Donetsk
  • Stephan Meniok, C.SS.R. (see above 2014.04.02 – ...)

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Coordinates: 48°00′00″N 37°48′00″E / 48.0000°N 37.8000°E / 48.0000; 37.8000