Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Wrocław-Gdańsk

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Archeparchy of Wrocław–Gdańsk
Dioecesis Vratislaviensis–Gedanensis ritus bysantini ucraini
Location
Ecclesiastical province Archeparchy of Przemyśl–Warsaw
Headquarters Wroclaw, Poland
Population
- Catholics

50,000
Information
Sui iuris church Ukrainian Greek Catholic
Rite Byzantine Rite
Established 24 May 1996
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major Archbishop Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk
Bishop Wlodzimierz Roman Juszczak, O.S.B.M. Bishop of Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Wrocław-Gdańsk
Metropolitan Archbishop Eugeniusz Popowicz Archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Wrocław–Gdańsk

The Ukrainian (Greek) Catholic Eparchy of Wrocław–Gdańsk (Wrocław–Gdańsk of the Ukrainians) is the only suffragan eparchy (Eastern Catholic diocese) in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archeparc of Przemyśl–Warsawa, which covers all Poland for the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (Byzantine rite in Ukrainian language) parallel to the Latin hierarchy. Both depend on the Roman Congregation for the Oriental Churches.

Its episcopal see is the Katedra św. Wincentego i św. Jakuba, in Wrocław (Breslau), in the administrative Lower Silesian Voivodeship (Dolnośląskie province).

It also has a Co-Cathedral, Konkatedra Św. Bartłomieja i Opieki Przenajświętszej Bogurodzicy, in Gdańsk (Danzig), in the Pomeranian Voivodeship (Pomorskie province).

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014 it pastorally serves 25,000 Catholics in 55 parishes with 31 priests (30 diocesan, 1 religious), 13 lay religious (1 brother, 12 sisters) and 3 seminarians.

History[edit]

The eparchy was established on 24 May 1996 as Diocese of Wrocław–Gdańsk (Polish), Breslavia–Danzica (Curiate Italian), Latin adjective Vratislavien(sis)–Gedanen(sis), without direct precursor.

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Ukrainian Rite)

Suffragan Eparchs (Bishops) of Wrocław–Gdańsk

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Sources and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°06′46″N 17°02′18″E / 51.1127°N 17.0384°E / 51.1127; 17.0384