Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lviv
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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lviv
Archdiocese of Lviv of the Latins

Archidioecesis Leopolitana Latinorum

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Location
CountryUkraine
Ecclesiastical provinceLviv
Statistics
Area68,000 km2 (26,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
4,499,000
138,000 (3.1%)
Information
RiteRoman Rite
Cathedral -? ? ?
(Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopMieczys?aw Mokrzycki
Auxiliary BishopsLeon Malyi, Eduard Kava
Bishops emeritusMarian Cardinal Jaworski
Map
Location of the Archdiocese of Lviv
Location of the Archdiocese of Lviv
Website
website

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lviv (of the Latins) (Latin: Archidioecesis Leopolitana Latinorum) is a Metropolitan archdiocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in western Ukraine.

Its Cathedral archiepiscopal see is a Minor Basilica and (Minor) World Heritage Site: Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Lviv (), Lviv Oblast
The diocese has a second Minor Basilica: Basilica of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, in Chernivtsi (), Chernivtsi Oblast.

Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki is the current metropolitan archbishop of the archdiocese.

History

The diocese was canonically erected in 1358 as Diocese of Lviv / Lwow / Leopoli (Italian) / Leopolitan(us) Latinorum (Latin adjective)

Coat of arms of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lviv

Statistics

As per 2014, it pastorally served 138,500 Roman Catholics (3.1% of 4,500,000 total) on 68,000 km² in 278 parishes with 196 priests (140 diocesan, 56 religious), 215 lay religious (76 brothers, 139 sisters) and 32 seminarians.

As of 16 July 2007 there were 138 priests, 1 permanent deacon and 213 religious in the archdiocese.[1]

Ecclesiastical province

The Metropolitan of the Archdiocese has six Latin suffragan sees :

Episcopal ordinaries

(all Roman Rite)

Also see/WORK-IN List of Roman Catholic bishops of Lviv
Suffragan Bishops of Lviv
  • Konrad (? - ?)
    •  ? 1375-1380 Maciej
    •  ? 1384-1390 Bernard
    •  ? 1391-1409 blessed Jakub Strzemi? (Jakub Strepa)
    •  ? 1410-1412 Miko?aj Tr?ba
  • Jerzy Eberhardi, Friars Minor (O.F.M.) (1390.03.16 - ?)
  • Herman Wytkind, Dominican Order (O.P.) (1401.01.07 - ?)
Metropolitan Archbishops of Lviv
  • Jan Rzeszowski (1414.12.23 - death 1436.08.12), previously (last) Metropolitan Archbishop of merged-in Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Haly? (Galicia, Ukraine) (1412.08.26 - 1414.12.23)
TO COMPLETE / ELABORATE

Auxiliary episcopate

TO BE ELABORATED AND WORKED-IN

oAuxiliary Bishop: Stanislaw Padewski, O.F.M. Cap. (1998 - 2002.05.04) oAuxiliary Bishop: Markijan Trofimiak (1991.01.16 - 1998.03.25) oAuxiliary Bishop: Rafal Kiernicki, O.F.M. Conv. (1991.01.16 - 1995.11.23) oAuxiliary Bishop: Eugeniusz Baziak (later Archbishop) (1933.09.15 - 1944.03.01) oAuxiliary Bishop: Francis Lisowski (1928.07.20 - 1933.01.27) oAuxiliary Bishop: Boles?aw Twardowski (later Archbishop) (1918.09.14 - 1923.08.03) oAuxiliary Bishop: Wladyslaw Bandurski (1906.09.26 - 1932.03.06) oAuxiliary Bishop: Joseph Weber, C.R. (1895.12.02 - 1906.05.26) oAuxiliary Bishop: Jan Puzyna de Kosielsko (later Cardinal) (1886.02.26 - 1895.01.22) oAuxiliary Bishop: Seweryn Morawski (later Archbishop) (1881.05.13 - 1885.02.15) oAuxiliary Bishop: Valery Henryk Kamionko (1815.07.10 - 1840.08.26) oAuxiliary Bishop: Kajetan Ignacy Kicki (later Archbishop) (1783.07.18 - 1797.12.18) oAuxiliary Bishop: Ferdynand Onufry Kicki (later Archbishop) (1777.04.23 - 1778.09.28) oAuxiliary Bishop: Kryspin Cieszkowski (1772.12.14 - 1792?) oAuxiliary Bishop: Samuel G?owi?ski (1733.12.02 - 1776.09.14) oAuxiliary Bishop: Hieronim Maciej Je?owicki (1725.02.21 - 1732.01.08) oAuxiliary Bishop: Stefan Bogus?aw Rupniewski (1713.05.22 - 1716.12.23) oAuxiliary Bishop: John Skarbek (later Archbishop) (1696.01.02 - 1713.01.30)

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ Vatican Information Service July 16, 2007

Sources and external links

  • GCatholic.org - data for all sections
  • Website of the Archdiocese
  • catholic-hierarchy.org
  • Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Lemberg" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.

Coordinates: 49°50?27?N 24°01?50?E / 49.84083°N 24.03056°E / 49.84083; 24.03056


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