Ukrainian Catholic Apostolic Exarchate of Germany and Scandinavia

Apostolic Exarchate in Germany and Scandinavia for the Ukrainians
Exarchatus Apostolicus Germaniae et Scandiae
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Cathedral of the Intercession of the Mother of God and of St. Andrew the Firstcalled
Location
Ecclesiastical provinceApostolic Exarchate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
Statistics
Parishes19
Information
CathedralCathedral of the Intercession of the Mother of God and of St. Andrew the Firstcalled
Secular priests34
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopRt 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.

The current Apostolic exarch is Bohdan Dzyurakh.

History

It was established on 17 April 1959 as Apostolic Exarchate of Germany and Scandinavia, without a Byzantine rite Catholic precursor.

Episcopal ordinaries

(Byzantine rite, so far missionaries from Eastern Europe)

A building, situated in Munich, belonging to the Apostolic Exarchate
Apostolic Exarchs of Germany and Scandinavia

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.

Parishes

In many parishes, the Ukrainian Catholics use the local Latin Rite Catholic church as a location for Divine Liturgy.

Denmark
  • Sankt Ansgars kirke Cathedral, Copenhagen: 1st Sunday of each month at noon

See also

References

Sources and external links

  • GCatholic.org with Google map and - satellite photo
  • Apostolische Exarchie für katholische Ukrainer des byzantinischen Ritus in Deutschland und Skandinavie (in German and Ukrainian)
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