Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Ivano-Frankivsk

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Archeparchy of Ivano-Frankivsk
Archieparchia Stanislaopolitanus
Архиєпархія з Івано-Франківська
Ukraine-Ivano-Frankivsk-Cathedral of Holy Resurrection-2.jpg
Cathedral of the Resurrection
Location
Country  Ukraine
Statistics
Area 6,700 km2 (2,600 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2009)
792,272
603,918 (76.2%)
Information
Denomination Ukrainian Catholic
Sui iuris church Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
Rite Byzantine Rite
Established 26 March 1885
Cathedral Cathedral of the Resurrection of Our Saviour in Ivano-Frankivsk
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk
Metropolitan Archbishop Volodymyr Viytyshyn
Suffragans Eparchy of Kolomyia, Eparchy of Chernivtsi
Website
Website of the Archeparchy
Map of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the province of Lviv in 1939

The Archparchy of Ivano-Frankivsk (or Ivano-Frankivsk of the Ukrainians) is an Archeparchy (Eastern Catholic Archdiocese) of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church sui iuris (Byzantine rite in Ukrainian language) in Ukraine. It depends on the Roman Congregation for the Oriental Churches.

Its archiepiscopal cathedral see is the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Our Saviour, in Ivano-Frankivsk (Івано-Франківськ), in the province Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, which also has a secularized World Heritage Site: Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit, in Rohatyn (Рогатин).

Volodymyr Viytyshyn was confirmed as eparch by Pope Benedict XVI on 2 June, 2005.

History[edit]

Ecclesiastical province[edit]

The Metropolitan has only two suffragan see :

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 591,157 Catholics (75.8% of 780,117 total) on 6,700 km² in 390 parishes and 55 missions with 457 priests (423 diocesan, 34 religious), 173 lay religious (52 brothers, 121 sisters) and 90 seminarians.

Episcopal Ordinaries and Auxiliary bishops[edit]

Suffran Eparchs (Bishops) of Stanislaviv/Ivano-Frankivsk
In 1946 the Communist Soviet Union prohibited the Greek Catholic Churches; all its properties were allocated to the Russian Orthodox Church

In 16 January 1991 the Holy See publicly confirmed all clandestine consecrations

Metropolitan Archeparchs (Archbishops) of Ivano-Frankivsk

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