Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saint Vladimir the Great of Paris

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Eparchy of Saint Vladimir-Le-Grand de Paris

Eparchia Sancti Vladimiri Magni in urbe Parisiensi pro Ucrainis ritus Byzantini

Diocèse de Saint-Vladimir-le-Grand de Paris
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TerritoryFrance, Belgium, Luxemburg, the Netherlands and Switzerland
Ecclesiastical provinceNot part of any ecclesiastical province
MetropolitanMajor Archeparch of Kyiv–Galicia
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchUkrainian Greek Catholic Church
RiteByzantine Rite
Established22 July 1960
CathedralCathedral of St. Vladimir in Paris
Patron saintVladimir the Great
Current leadership
Major ArchbishopSviatoslav Shevchuk
Bishopsede vacante
Apostolic AdministratorKenneth Nowakowski

The Eparchy of Saint Vladimir the Great of Paris (French: Éparchie Saint Vladimir-le-Grand de Paris des Ukrainiens) is a eparchy France, Belgium, Luxemburg, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Its cathedral is the Cathédrale Saint-Volodymyr-le-Grand in the episcopal see of Paris.

The former eparch Borys Gudziak was appointed as Archeparch of Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia on 4 February 2019, while Hlib Lonchyna, Eparch of Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family of London was appointed as apostolic administrator. Lonchyna resigned as the Eparch of the Holy Family in London on 1 September 2019, replaced by Kenneth Nowakowski in 2020.


The eparchy was erected on 22 July 1960 as apostolic exarchate for the French, Benelux and Swiss faithful of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

On January 19, 2013 the exarchate was elevated in the rank of the eparchy by Pope Benedict XVI. It remains immediately subject to the Major Archbishop of Kyiv–Halyč, without belonging to his metropolitan province.

List of former Hierarchs[edit]

Apostolic Exarchs for Ukrainians in France
From Until Incumbent Notes
1960 1982 Volodymyr Malanczuk, C.Ss.R. Titular Bishop of Epiphania in Syria (1960–1990)
1982 2012 Michael Hrynchyshyn, C.Ss.R. Titular Bishop of Zygris (1982–2012) and Apostolic Administrator of the Apostolic Exarchate for Ukrainians in Great Britain (1987–1989)
2012 2013 Borys Gudziak Titular Bishop of Carcabia (2012–2013). Became the first eparchial Bishop of the Eparchy of Saint Wladimir-Le-Grand de Paris.
Eparchial bishops of the Eparchy of Saint Wladimir-Le-Grand de Paris
From Until Incumbent Notes
2013 Feb. 18, 2019 Borys Gudziak Served previously as Apostolic Exarch for Ukrainians in France

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Coordinates: 48°51′17″N 2°19′51″E / 48.85472°N 2.33083°E / 48.85472; 2.33083