Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saints Peter and Paul

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Eparchy of Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne (Ukrainian)
Eparchia Sanctorum Petri et Pauli Melburnensis Ucranorum
Country Australia
Territory Australia, New Zealand and Oceania
Ecclesiastical province Melbourne
Metropolitan Immediately subject to the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Kiev
Coordinates 37°47′47″S 144°56′39″E / 37.79639°S 144.94417°E / -37.79639; 144.94417
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2009)
Decrease 32,500 (n/a%)
Parishes Increase 10
Denomination Ukrainian Catholic
Rite Byzantine
Established 10 May 1958 as
Apostolic Exarchate of Australia;
24 June 1982 as
Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saints Peter and Paul
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Patriarch Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk
Eparch Peter Stasiuk C.SS.R.
Ukrainian Catholic Church: Australia,New Zealand and Oceania

The Ukrainian Greek Eparchy of Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne is a Byzantine Rite Eastern Catholic eparchy of the Catholic Church in Australia based in Melbourne. Erected in 1958, the eparchy is attached to the Archdiocese of Melbourne, but immediately subject to the Holy See.

Like all Catholic dioceses the eparchy is a member of the Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference. The Roman Catholic Church is made up of the Latin or Western Catholic church and 21 Eastern Catholic churches, one of which is the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. The eparchy is non-geographic, but demographic in that it has jurisdiction wherever Ukrainian Greeks are found in Australia, New Zealand and throughout Oceania. It has many churches, schools, nursing homes and other institutions in Australia and New Zealand.

The Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, in North Melbourne, Victoria, is the seat of the eparch, currently Petro Stasiuk CSSR.


The eparchy was created on 10 May 1958 as the Apostolic Exarchate of Australia, Faithful of the Oriental Rite, and elevated to an eparchy on 24 June 1982.



New Zealand[edit]

Church services are held in Christchurch (St Peter’s Church); in Wellington (Sacred Heart Cathedral chapel); and in Auckland (Mother of Perpetual Help Church).


The following individuals have been elected as Ukrainian Eparch of Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne:[1]

Order Name Title Date enthroned Reign ended Term of office Reason for term end
1 Ivan Prasko Apostolic Exarch of Australia (Ukrainian) 10 May 1958 24 June 1982 24 years, 45 days Elevated as Bishop of Ss Peter & Paul of Melbourne
Bishop of Ss Peter & Paul of Melbourne (Ukrainian) 24 June 1982 16 December 1992 10 years, 175 days Retired and appointed Bishop Emeritus of Ss Peter & Paul of Melbourne
2 Peter Stasiuk C.Ss.R. Bishop of Ss Peter & Paul of Melbourne (Ukrainian 16 December 1992 present 22 years, 224 days n/a

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Eparchy of Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne (Ukrainian)". The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 1 March 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 

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