Ukrainian Catholic Apostolic Exarchate of Germany and Scandinavia
Apostolic Exarchate in Germany and Scandinavia for the Ukrainians
Exarchatus Apostolicus Germaniae et Scandiae
Cathedral of the Intercession of the Mother of God and of St. Andrew the Firstcalled
|Ecclesiastical province||Apostolic Exarchate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of the Intercession of the Mother of God and of St. Andrew the Firstcalled|
|Bishop||Rt Revd Bohdan Dzyurakh|
The Ukrainian (Greek) Catholic Apostolic Exarchate in Germany and Scandinavia (German: Apostolisches Exarchat für Deutschland und Skandinavien Latin: Exarchatus Apostolicus Germaniae et Scandiae) (Germany and Scandinavia for the Ukrainians) is an Apostolic Exarchate (pre-diocesan jurisdiction) of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church that covers the faithful in Germany and the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
It is exempt (i.e. directly dependent on the Holy See and its missionary Roman Congregation for the Oriental Churches), so is not part of any ecclesiastical province.
Its cathedral episcopal see is the Kathedrale Maria Schutz und St. Andreas, dedicated to the Intercession of the Theotokos (Mary, Mother of God) and to Saint Andrew, in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is headquartered at Schönbergstrasse 9, D-81679 München (Munich), Germany.
It was established on 17 April 1959 as Apostolic Exarchate of Germany and Scandinavia, without a Byzantine rite Catholic precursor.
(Byzantine rite, so far missionaries from Eastern Europe)
- Apostolic Exarchs of Germany and Scandinavia
- Platon Kornyljak (7 July 1959 – 16 December 1996) (born Ukraine), Titular Bishop of Castra Martis (1959.04.17 – 2000.11.01); died 2000
- Apostolic Administrator Michel Hrynchyshyn, (16 December 1996 – 3 February 2001)
- Petro Kryk (born Poland) (3 February 2001 – 18 February 2021), Titular Bishop of Castra Martis (2000.11.20 – 2021, 18.2.).
- Bohdan Dzyurakh (18 February 2021 – ...)
Statistics and extent
As per 2014, it pastorally served 40,700 Ukrainian Catholics in 16 parishes with 24 priests (diocesan), 1 deacon, 8 lay religious (brothers) and 1 seminarian.
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- Wasyl Medwit (Donetsk)
- Peter Stasiuk (Saints Peter and Paul of Australia)
- Michael Wiwchar (Saskatoon)
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