Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Sambir–Drohobych

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Eparchy of Sambir – Drohobych
Eparchia Samboriensis–Drohobychiensis Ucrainorum
Українська Греко-Католицька Самбірсько-Дрогобицька Єпархія
Coat of arms of Sambir–Drohobych (UGCC).svg
Coat of arms of Sambir–Drohobych
Location
Territory 6 Raions of Lviv Oblast
Ecclesiastical province Archeparchy of Lviv
Headquarters Drohobych, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine
Statistics
Area 6,900 km2 (2,700 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
598,180
396,721 (66.3%)
Information
Sui iuris church Ukrainian Greek Catholic
Rite Byzantine
Established April 20, 1993 (re-established)
Cathedral Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of Holy Trinity
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major Archbishop Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk
Bishop Yaroslav Pryriz Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Sambir-Drohobych.
Metropolitan Archbishop Ihor Vozniak Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Lviv
Website
Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Sambir-Drohobych

The Eparchy of Sambir – Drohobych is an eparchy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, in the ecclesiastical province of Kyiv-Halych.

Seat of the Eparchy: The Cathedral of Holy Trinity

The first eparch was Yulian Voronovskyi, M.S.U., who was appointed to this position by Pope John Paul II on 30 March 1994, having previously been as Archiepiscopal Administrator of the eparchy from its inception in 1993.

Eparch Yaroslav Pryriz C.S.S.R., who had been Coadjutor Bishop of the Eparchy, became Eparch when Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halych (Kiev), Ukraine, with the consent of the Permanent Synod meeting in Curitiba, Brazil, on Saturday, 10 September 2011, and having informed the Apostolic See, accepted the resignation of Eparch Voronovskyi.

History[edit]

Eparchial and auxiliary bishops[edit]

The following is a list of the bishops of Sambir – Drohobych and their terms of service:

(02 Mar 2006 – 21 Apr 2010) Yaroslav Pryriz C.S.S.R., titular bishop of Auzia, auxiliary
(21 Apr 2010 – 10 Sep 2011) Yaroslav Pryriz C.S.S.R., coadjutor bishop
(since 25 Jun 2014 – ) Hryhoriy Komar, titular bishop of Acci, auxiliary

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Coordinates: 49°27′00″N 22°57′00″E / 49.4500°N 22.9500°E / 49.4500; 22.9500