Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne

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Eparchy of Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne (Ukrainian)
Eparchia Sanctorum Petri et Pauli Melburnensis Ucrainorum
Location
Country Australia
Territory Australia, New Zealand and Oceania
Ecclesiastical province Melbourne (Latin)
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
Statistics
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2009)
n/a
Decrease 32,500 (n/a%)
Parishes Increase 10
Information
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 Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk
Eparch Peter Stasiuk C.SS.R.
Website
Ukrainian Catholic Church: Australia,New Zealand and Oceania

The Ukrainian (Greek) Catholic Eparchy of Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne is a Byzantine Rite Eastern Catholic eparchy (diocese) of the Catholic Church in Australia based in Melbourne and suffragan of its Latin Metropolitan Archbishop of Melbourne.

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

Status and jurisdiction[edit]

Like all Catholic dioceses in Australia, 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 particular churches sui iuris, 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 21 churches and more schools, nursing homes and other institutions in Australia and New Zealand.

History[edit]

The (Oriental) eparchy was created on 10 May 1958 as the Apostolic Exarchate of Australia, for the faithful of the Ukrainian language Byzantine Rite, then exempt (directly subject to the Holy See). It cased to depend directly on the Holy See after it was elevated to an eparchy (diocese) on 24 June 1982 and made a suffragan in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan (Latin) Archbishop of Melbourne.

Parishes[edit]

Australia[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Church services are held in

Ordinaries[edit]

The following individuals have been appointed Apostolic Exarch and/or 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 PraskoRedemptorists Apostolic Exarch of Australia (Ukrainian) 10 May 1958 24 June 1982 24 years, 45 days Elevated as Bishop of Ss Peter & Paul of Melbourne
Eparch (Bishop) of Ss Peter & Paul of Melbourne (Ukrainian), titular bishop of Zygris 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. Eparch of Ss Peter & Paul of Melbourne 16 December 1992 present 23 years, 225 days n/a

See also[edit]

References[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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