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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 (Львів), Lviv Oblast
The diocese has a second Minor Basilica: Basilica of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, in Chernivtsi (Чернівці), 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)

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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 Strzemię (Jakub Strepa)
    •  ? 1410–1412 Mikołaj Trąba
  • 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 Halyč (Galicia, Ukraine) (1412.08.26 – 1414.12.23)
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Auxiliary episcopate

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

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