Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Odessa

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Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Odessa
Country Ukraine
Territory Southern Ukraine
Headquarters Odessa, Ukraine
Sui iuris church Ukrainian Greek Catholic
Rite Byzantine
Established July 28, 2003
Cathedral St. Andrew Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Odessa
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk
Metropolitan Archbishop Mykhaylo Bubniy, C.Ss.R., Exarch of the Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Odessa

The Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Odessa – Crimea was established on 11 January 2002 from the Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Kyiv – Vyshhorod (which has now become the Ukrainian Catholic Major Archeparchy of Kyiv-Halych). It has been divided on 13 February 2014, in Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Odessa and Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Crimea. The only archiepiscopal exarch was Archbishop Vasyl Ivasiuk, now transferred transfer to the see of the eparchy of Kolomyia-Chernivtsi of the Ukrainians.

They are two of the only five archiepiscopal exarchates which exist in the world, all part of the particular Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and following the Byzantine Ukrainian Rite.

Status as Archiepiscopal Exarchate[edit]

As Major Archbishops have similar authority to that of Patriarchs, Archiepiscopal Exarchates similarly have roughly the same status in canon law as Patriarchal Exarchates.

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Coordinates: 46°28′00″N 30°44′00″E / 46.4667°N 30.7333°E / 46.4667; 30.7333