Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton

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Eparchy of Edmonton
Eparchia Edmontonensis Ucrainorum
Українська Католицька Едмонтонська Єпархія
St Josephat UCC.jpg
Cathedral of St. Josephat, the seat of the eparchy
Territory Alberta, Canada
Ecclesiastical province Archeparchy of Winnipeg
Headquarters Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
- Catholics

Sui iuris church Ukrainian Greek Catholic
Rite Byzantine
Established November 3, 1956
Cathedral Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. Josaphat
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk
Bishop David Motiuk Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton
Metropolitan Archbishop Lawrence Huculak Archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg

The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton is a Ukrainian Catholic diocese that governs parishes in the Canadian province of Alberta.

It uses the Byzantine Rite in Ukrainian language. Its cathedral episcopal see is St. Josaphat’s Cathedral in Edmonton, Alberta.


On 19 January 1948, it was established as Ukrainian Catholic Apostolic Exarchate of Western Canada (an Eastern Catholic missionary pre-diocesan jurisdiction, akin to a Latin Apostlic Prefecture), on territory split off from the then Ukrainian Catholic Apostolic Exarchate of Canada.

On 10 March 1951, it was renamed as Ukrainian Catholic Apostolic Exarchate of Edmonton, after its see.

On 3 November 1956, promoted as Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy (Eastern Catholic diocese) of Edmonton. It thus lost its exempt status, becoming a suffragan in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg.

On 27 June 1974, it lost territory to establish the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of New Westminster.

On January 26, 2007 Pope Benedict XVI appointed former Auxiliary Bishop David Motiuk of the Archeparchy of Winnipeg as head of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton.


As of 2007, the diocese contains 87 parishes, 39 active diocesan and religious priests and 28,750 Catholics. It also has 30 women religious, 24 religious brothers and 5 permanent deacons.


Apostolic Exarch of Western Canada
Apostolic Exarchs of Edmonton
  • Neil Savaryn, O.S.B.M. (see above 1951.03.10 – 1956.11.03 see below)
Suffragan Eparchs (Diocesan bishops) of Edmonton


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Coordinates: 53°32′N 113°30′W / 53.533°N 113.500°W / 53.533; -113.500