Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of São João Batista em Curitiba

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Archeparchy of São João Batista em Curitiba
Sancti Ioannis Baptistae Curitibensis Ucrainorum
Архиєпархія з Сан-Жуан-Батіста ем Куритиба
Territory Brazil
Ecclesiastical province São João Batista em Curitiba
Headquarters Curitiba, Brazil
- Catholics

Sui iuris church Ukrainian Greek Catholic
Rite Byzantine
Established November 29, 1971
Cathedral Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Curitiba
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk
Bishop Valdomiro Koubetch, O.S.B.M.
Website of the Diocese

The Eparchy or Diocese of São João Batista em Curitiba (Latin: Eparchia Sancti Ioannis Baptistae Curitibensis Ucrainorum) is an eparchy located in the city of Curitiba in the Ecclesiastical province of Curitiba in Brazil.

In May of 2014, it became an Archeparchy (Eastern-rite archdiocese), with Eparch Valdomiro Koubetch, O.S.B.M., elevated to the first Archeparch (Archbishop) of the Archeparchy, which will have one suffragan eparchy in its ecclesiastical province, the Eparchy of the Imaculada Conceição (Immaculate Conception) in Prudentópolis. Auxiliary Bishop Meron Mazur, O.S.B.M., who until then had been one of two auxiliaries under now-Archeparch Koubetch's leadership, will become the first Eparch (Bishop) of that new Eparchy.


  • May 30, 1962: Established as Apostolic Exarchate of Brazil
  • November 29, 1971: Promoted as Eparchy of São João Batista em Curitiba