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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Country  France
Metropolitan Immediately Subject to the Holy See
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
Parishes 16
Denomination Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
Sui iuris church Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
Rite Byzantine Rite
Established 22 July 1960
Cathedral Cathedral of St. Vladimir in Paris
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk
Bishop Borys Gudziak

The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saint Vladimir the Great of Paris (French: Éparchie Saint Vladimir le Grand de Paris des Ukrainiens) is an eparchy (diocesis) for Ukrainian Greek Catholics, who practice their particular Church's Ukrainian language Byzantine Rite in France, Belgium, Luxemburg, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

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


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

In January 19, 2013 the Exarchate was elevated in the rank of the Eparchy (Eastern Catholic diocese) 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 present 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