Diocese of

Kyïv–Žytomyr

Ukraine Ukraine

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Continent: East Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Kyïv–Žytomyr / Kyiv–Zhytomyr (English) / Kiev–Žytomyr (Italiano) / Kiovien(sis)–Zytomerien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Lviv

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Bishop (2017.04.30 – ...):Bishop Vitaliy Krivitskiy, S.D.B. (51)Bishop Vitaliy Krivitskiy, S.D.B. (51)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Ukraine

Auxiliary Bishop (2019.09.18 – ...):Bishop Oleksandr Yazlovetskiy (45)Bishop Oleksandr Yazlovetskiy (45)

Titular Bishop of Tulana

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kyïv–Žytomyr (Roman Rite)

Bishop Vitaliy Krivitskiy, S.D.B. (51)Bishop Vitaliy Krivitskiy, S.D.B. (51)
(2017.04.30 – ...)

Bishop of Kyïv–Žytomyr (Ukraine)
Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Ukraine

In Jesu Christo

Born:1972.08.19 (Odessa, Ukraine)
Ordained Priest:1997.05.24
Consecrated Bishop:2017.06.24

Bishop of Kyïv–Žytomyr (Ukraine) (2017.04.30 – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Ukraine (2023.03.17 – ...)

Bishop Vitaliy Skomarovskyi (60)Bishop Vitaliy Skomarovskyi (60)
(Apostolic Administrator 2016.05.31 – 2017.04.30)

Archbishop Petro Herkulan Malchuk, O.F.M.
(2011.06.15 – 2016.05.27)

Habere spiritum Domini

Born:1965.07.07 (Slobozia-Rașcov, Moldova)
Ordained Priest:1992.06.07
Consecrated Bishop:2008.05.03
Died:2016.05.27 († 50)

Titular Bishop of Media (2008.03.29 – 2011.06.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Odessa–Simferopol (Ukraine) (2008.03.29 – 2011.06.15)

Archbishop-Bishop of Kyïv–Žytomyr (Ukraine) (2011.06.15 – 2016.05.27)

Bishop Jan Purwiński
(1998.11.25 – 2011.06.15)

Born:1934.11.19 (Ilukste, Latvia)
Ordained Priest:1961.04.13
Consecrated Bishop:1991.03.04
Died:2021.04.06 (Zytomir, Ukraine † 86)

Bishop of Žytomyr (Ukraine) (1991.01.16 – 1998.11.25)

Bishop of Kyïv–Žytomyr (Ukraine) (1998.11.25 – 2011.06.15)

Bishops of Kyiv–Černihiv (Roman Rite)

Fr. Teofil Skalski
(Apostolic Administrator 1926 – 1932)

Bishop Kasper Kazimierz Cieciszowski (later Archbishop)
(1784.08.07 – 1798.11.17)

Born:1745.01
Ordained Priest:1769.03.11
Consecrated Bishop:1775.10.08
Died:1831.04.28 († 86)

Titular Bishop of Theveste (1775.05.29 – 1784.08.07)

Coadjutor Bishop of Kyiv–Černihiv (Ukraine) (1775.05.29 – 1784.08.07)

Bishop of Kyiv–Černihiv (Ukraine) (1784.08.07 – 1798.11.17)

Bishop of Lutsk and Zytomierz (Ukraine) (1798.11.17 – 1828.06.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mohilev (Belarus) (1828.06.23 – 1831.04.28)

Bishop Franciszek Kandyd Ossoliński, O.F.M. Conv.
(1774.01.07 – 1784.08.07)

Born:1732.01 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1755.02.02
Died:1784.08.07 († 52)

Coadjutor Bishop of Bacău (Romania) (1765.04.22 – 1773.12.20)

Titular Bishop of Dardanus (1765.04.22 – 1774.01.07)

Coadjutor Bishop of Kyiv–Černihiv (Ukraine) (1773.12.20 – 1774.01.07)

Bishop of Kyiv–Černihiv (Ukraine) (1774.01.07 – 1784.08.07)

Bishop Józef Andrzej Załuski
(1759.09 – 1774.01.07)

Died:1774.01.07

Bishop of Kyiv–Černihiv (Ukraine) (1759.09 – 1774.01.07)

Bishop Kajetan Ignacy Sołtyk
(1756.04.19 – 1759.03.13)

Born:1715.11.12
Consecrated Bishop:1756
Died:1788.07.30 († 72)

Titular Bishop of Emmaüs (1749.09.22 – 1756.04.19)

Coadjutor Bishop of Kyiv–Černihiv (Ukraine) (1749.09.22 – 1756.04.19)

Bishop of Kyiv–Černihiv (Ukraine) (1756.04.19 – 1759.03.13)

Bishop of Kraków (Poland) ([1759.02.12] 1759.03.13 – 1788.07.30)

Bishop Samuel Jan Ożga
(1723.09.27 – 1756.04.19)

Died:1756.04.19

Bishop of Kyiv–Černihiv (Ukraine) (1723.09.27 – 1756.04.19)

Bishop Jan Joachim Tarło, S.J.
(1718.12.05 – 1723.03.15)

Born:1658.11.30
Ordained Priest:1684
Consecrated Bishop:1719.04.23
Died:1732.08.13 († 73)

Bishop of Kyiv–Černihiv (Ukraine) ([1717] 1718.12.05 – 1723.03.15)

Bishop of Poznań (Poland) ([1722] 1723.03.15 – 1732.08.13)

Bishop Walenty Maciej Arcemberski
(? – 1717)

Died:1717

Bishop of Kyiv–Černihiv (Ukraine) (? – 1717)

Bishop Jan Paweł Gomoliński
(1698 – 1711)

Died:1711

Bishop of Kyiv–Černihiv (Ukraine) (1698 – 1711)

Bishop Mikołaj Stanisław Święcicki
(1697 – 1699)

Consecrated Bishop:1697.04.14
Died:1707

Bishop of Kyiv–Černihiv (Ukraine) (1697 – 1699)

Bishop of Poznań (Poland) (1699 – 1707)

Bishop Andrzej Chryzostom Załuski
(1683.11.15 – 1692.10.15)

Born:1648.01.28
Ordained Priest:1684
Died:1711.05.01 († 63)

Bishop of Kyiv–Černihiv (Ukraine) (1683.11.15 – 1692.10.15)

Bishop of Płock (Poland) (1692.10.15 – 1699.05.25)

Bishop of Warmia (Poland) ([1698.06.06] 1699.05.25 – 1711.05.01)

Apostolic Administrator of Sambia (Russia) (1699.05.25 – 1711.05.01)

Bishop Jan Stanisław Witwicki
(1679.06.12 – 1682.05.25)

Born:1630
Died:1698.03.04 († 67)

Bishop of Kyiv–Černihiv (Ukraine) (1679.06.12 – 1682.05.25)

Bishop of Luck (Ukraine) (1682.05.25 – 1687.11.24)

Bishop of Poznań (Poland) (1687.11.24 – 1698.03.04)

Bishop Tomasz Ujejski, S.J.
(1656 – 1676)

Born:1612.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1657
Died:1689.08.01 († 76)

Bishop of Kyiv–Černihiv (Ukraine) (1656 – 1676)

Auxiliary Bishop of Warmia (Poland) (1666 – 1689.08.01)

Bishop Jan Leszczyński
(1655 – 1656)

Bishop of Kyiv–Černihiv (Ukraine) (1655 – 1656)

Bishop Stanisław Zaremba
(1646.04.23 – 1653.08.03)

Died:1653.08.03

Bishop of Kyiv–Černihiv (Ukraine) (1646.04.23 – 1653.08.03)

Bishop Aleksander Sokołowski
(1636.07.21 – 1645.05.09)

Died:1645.05.09

Bishop of Kyiv–Černihiv (Ukraine) (1636.07.21 – 1645.05.09)

Bishops of Kyiv (Roman Rite)

Bishop-elect Andrzej Szołdrski
(1633 – 1635.01.14)

Born:1583
Consecrated Bishop:1635.10.11
Died:1650.04.01 († 66)

Bishop of Kyiv (Ukraine) (1633 – 1635.01.14)

Bishop of Poznań (Poland) (1635.01.14 – 1650.04.01)

Bishop of Przemyśl (Poland) (1635.08.14 – 1636.07.21)

Bishop Bogusław Radoszewski
(1619.01.17 – 1633.06.06)

Died:1638

Bishop of Kyiv (Ukraine) (1619.01.17 – 1633.06.06)

Bishop of Luck (Ukraine) (1633.06.06 – 1638)

Bishop Krzysztof Kazimirski
(1598 – 1618.06.15)

Died:1618.06.15

Bishop of Kyiv (Ukraine) (1598 – 1618.06.15)

Bishop Józef Wereszczyński
(1592 – 1598)

Died:1598

Bishop of Kyiv (Ukraine) (1592 – 1598)

Bishop Mikołaj Pac
(1557 – 1585)

Died:1585

Bishop of Kyiv (Ukraine) (1557 – 1585)

Bishop Jan Andruszewicz
(1545 – 1556.08.27)

Died:1567

Bishop of Kyiv (Ukraine) (1545 – 1556.08.27)

Bishop of Luck and Włodzimierz (Ukraine) (1556.08.27 – 1567)

Bishop Franciszek
(? – 1551)

Died:1551

Bishop of Kyiv (Ukraine) (? – 1551)

Bishop Jan Filipowicz
(1519 – 1537)

Died:1537

Bishop of Kyiv (Ukraine) (1519 – 1537)

Bishop Klemens
(? – 1473)

Died:1473

Bishop of Kyiv (Ukraine) (? – 1473)

Bishop Jan
(? – 1466)

Died:1466

Bishop of Kyiv (Ukraine) (? – 1466)

Bishop Andrzej
(1397 – 1434)

Died:1434

Bishop of Kyiv (Ukraine) (1397 – 1434)

Bishop Borzysław, O.P.
(? – ?)

Bishop of Kyiv (Ukraine) (? – ?)

Bishop Mikołaj, O.P.
(? – ?)

Bishop of Kyiv (Ukraine) (? – ?)

Bishop Jakub, O.P.
(? – 1386)

Died:1386

Bishop of Kyiv (Ukraine) (? – 1386)

Bishop Henryk, O.P.
(1321 – ?)

Bishop of Kyiv (Ukraine) (1321 – ?)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Kamyanets-Podilsky (↙), Lutsk (←), Pinsk (↖), Mother of God at Moscow (↗), Kharkiv–Zaporizhia (→), Odessa–Simferopol (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 110,700 km²

Population: 216,810 Catholics (2.7% of 8,108,365 total)

Pastoral Centres: 147 parishes, 124 missions

Personnel: 157 priests (67 diocesan, 90 religious), 263 religious (97 brothers, 166 sisters), 19 seminarians

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