Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Lviv

Ukraine Ukraine

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Continent: East Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Lviv / Lwow / Leopoli (Italiano) / Leopolitan(us) Latinorum (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Kamyanets-Podilsky, Kharkiv–Zaporizhia, Kyïv–Žytomyr, Lutsk, Mukacheve, Odessa–Simferopol

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2008.10.21 – ...):Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki (63)Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki (63)
Auxiliary Bishop (2002.05.04 – ...):Bishop Leon Maly (65)Bishop Leon Maly (65)

Titular Bishop of Tabunia

Auxiliary Bishop (2017.05.13 – ...):Bishop Eduard Kava, O.F.M. Conv. (46)Bishop Eduard Kava, O.F.M. Conv. (46)

Titular Bishop of Cilibia

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Ukraine

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Lviv (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki (63)Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki (63)
(2008.10.21 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine)

Humilitas

Born:1961.03.29 (Majdan Lukawiecki, Poland)
Ordained Priest:1987.09.17
Consecrated Bishop:2007.09.29

Priest of Lviv (Ukraine) (1987.09.17 – 2007.07.16)

Second Private Secretary of the Pope (1996 – 2005.04.02)

Chaplain of His Holiness (1997.08.05 – 2003.05.28)

Prelate of Honour of His Holiness (2003.05.28 – 2007.07.16)

Second Private Secretary of the Pope (2005.04.19 – 2007.07.16)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (2007.07.16 – 2008.10.21)

President of Episcopal Conference of Ukraine (2008.10.21 – 2018.12.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (2008.10.21 – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Ukraine (2018.12.01 – 2020)

President of Episcopal Conference of Ukraine (2020 – 2023.03.17)

Cardinal Marian Jaworski
(1991.01.16 – 2008.10.21)

Mihi vivere Christus est

Born:1926.08.21 (Lviv, Ukraine)
Ordained Priest:1950.06.25
Consecrated Bishop:1984.06.23
Created Cardinal in pectore:1998.02.21
Revealed as Cardinal:2001.02.21
Died:2020.09.05 (Krakow, Poland † 94)

Priest of Lviv (Ukraine) (1950.06.25 – 1984.05.21)

Chaplain of His Holiness (1971.10.15 – 1976.12.14)

Prelate of Honour of His Holiness (1976.12.14 – 1984.05.21)

Titular Bishop of Lambæsis (1984.05.21 – 1991.01.16)

Apostolic Administrator of Lviv (Ukraine) (1984.05.21 – 1991.01.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1991.01.16 – 2008.10.21)

President of Episcopal Conference of Ukraine (1994 – 2008.10.21)

Apostolic Administrator of Lutsk (Ukraine) (1996 – 1998.03.25)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Sisto (2001.02.21 [2001.05.20] – 2020.09.05)

Bishop Marian Jaworski (later Cardinal)
(Apostolic Administrator 1984.05.21 – 1991.01.16)

Bishop Marian Jozef Rechowicz
(Apostolic Administrator 1973.12.31 – 1983.09.28)

Bishop Jan Nowicki
(Apostolic Administrator 1968.03.23 – 1973.08.14)

Archbishop Eugeniusz Baziak
(1944.11.22 – 1962.06.15)

Born:1890.03.08 (Ukraine)
Ordained Priest:1912.07.14
Consecrated Bishop:1933.11.05
Died:1962.06.15 († 72)

Titular Bishop of Phocæa (1933.09.15 – 1944.03.01)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1933.09.15 – 1944.03.01)

Titular Archbishop of Parium (1944.03.01 – 1944.11.22)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1944.03.01 – 1944.11.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1944.11.22 – 1962.06.15)

Apostolic Administrator of Kraków (Poland) (1951.03.23 – 1962.06.15)

Archbishop Bolesław Twardowski
(1923.08.03 – 1944.11.22)

Born:1864.02.18 (Ukraine)
Ordained Priest:1886.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1919.01.12
Died:1944.11.22 († 80)

Titular Bishop of Telmissus (1918.09.14 – 1923.08.03)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1918.09.14 – 1923.08.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1923.08.03 – 1944.11.22)

Saint Archbishop Józef Bilczewski
(1900.12.17 – 1923.03.20)

Born:1860.04.26 (Wilamowice, Poland)
Ordained Priest:1884.07.06
Consecrated Bishop:1901.01.20
Died:1923.03.20 (Lwów, Ukraine † 62)
Beatified:2001.06.26 (Lviv, Ukraine)
Canonised:2005.10.23

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1900.12.17 – 1923.03.20)

Archbishop.

Archbishop Seweryn Morawski
(1885.02.15 – 1900.02.05)

Born:1819.01.02
Died:1900.02.05 († 81)

Titular Bishop of Trapezopolis (1881.05.13 – 1885.02.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1881.05.13 – 1885.02.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1885.02.15 – 1900.02.05)

Archbishop Francesco Saverio Wierzchleyski
(1860.03.23 – 1884.04.17)

Ordained Priest:1803.12.01
Consecrated Bishop:1846.04.10
Died:1884.04.17

Bishop of Przemyśl (Poland) (1846.07.27 – 1860.03.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1860.03.23 – 1884.04.17)

Archbishop Lukash Baraniecki
(1849.03.30 – 1858.06.30)

Consecrated Bishop:1850.01.13
Died:1858.06.30

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1849.03.30 – 1858.06.30)

Archbishop Wacław Wilhelm Wacławiczek
(1847.08.18 – 1848.05.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1847.08.18 – 1848.05.29)

Archbishop Franciszek de Paula Pisztek
(1835.07.24 – 1846.02.01)

Born:1786.04.06 (Přiče, Czechia)
Ordained Priest:1808.08.21
Consecrated Bishop:1824.11.14
Died:1846.02.01 († 59)

Titular Bishop of Azotus (1824.09.27 – 1832.02.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of Praha (Czechia) (1824.09.27 – 1832.02.24)

Bishop of Tarnów (Poland) (1832.02.24 – 1835.07.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1835.07.24 – 1846.02.01)

Archbishop Franz Xavier Luschin
(1834.06.23 – 1835.04.09)

Born:1781.12.03
Ordained Priest:1804.08.26
Consecrated Bishop:1824.10.03
Died:1854.05.02 († 72)

Bishop of Trento (Italy) ([1823.11.12] 1824.05.24 – 1834.06.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) ([1834.03.18] 1834.06.23 – 1835.04.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Gorizia e Gradisca (Italy) ([1835.01.09] 1835.04.09 – 1854.05.02)

Archbishop Andrzej Alojzy Ankwicz
(1815.03.25 – 1833.09.30)

Born:1777.06.22 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1810.09.02
Consecrated Bishop:1815.08.15
Died:1838.03.26 († 60)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1815.03.25 – 1833.09.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Praha (Czechia) (1833.09.30 – 1838.03.26)

Archbishop Kajetan Ignacy Kicki
(1797.12.18 – 1812.01.15)

Born:1745 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1769.12.10
Consecrated Bishop:1785.01.30
Died:1812.01.15 († 66)

Titular Bishop of Soli (1783.07.18 – 1797.12.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1783.07.18 – 1797.12.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1797.12.18 – 1812.01.15)

Archbishop Ferdynand Onufry Kicki
(1780.10.25 – 1797.02.02)

Born:1721.07.08?
Ordained Priest:1750.05.23
Consecrated Bishop:1778.02.15
Died:1797.02.02 († 75)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1777.04.23 – 1778.09.28)

Titular Bishop of Targa (1777.12.15 – 1780.10.25)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1778.09.28 – 1780.10.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1780.10.25 – 1797.02.02)

Archbishop Wacław Hieronim Sierakowski
(1760.07.21 – 1780.10.25)

Born:1700.09 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1726.06.30
Died:1780.10.25 († 80)

Titular Bishop of Cestrus (1737.09.30 – 1738.09.09)

Coadjutor Bishop of Inflanty (Latvia) ([1736.07.19] 1737.09.30 – 1738.09.09)

Bishop of Inflanty (Latvia) (1738.09.09 – 1739.11.16)

Bishop of Kamyanets-Podilsky (Ukraine) ([1739.03.07] 1739.11.16 – 1742.05.25)

Bishop of Przemyśl (Poland) ([1741.09.13] 1742.05.25 – 1760.07.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) ([1759.08.10] 1760.07.21 – 1780.10.25)

Archbishop-elect Władysław Aleksander Łubieński
(1759.03.13 – 1759.04.09)

Born:1703
Consecrated Bishop:1759.05.07
Died:1767 († 64)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1759.03.13 – 1759.04.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Gniezno (Poland) (1759.04.09 – 1767)

Archbishop Mikołaj Dembowski
(1757.09.26 – 1757.11.27)

Consecrated Bishop:1742.10.07
Died:1757.11.27

Bishop of Kamyanets-Podilsky (Ukraine) (1742.09.07 – 1757.09.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1757.09.26 – 1757.11.27)

Archbishop Mikołaj Gerard Wyżycki
(1737.05.06 – 1757.04.07)

Died:1757.04.07

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1737.05.06 – 1757.04.07)

Archbishop John Skarbek
(1713.01.30 – 1733.12.02)

Died:1733.12.02

Titular Bishop of Marocco (1696.01.02 – 1713.01.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1696.01.02 – 1713.01.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1713.01.30 – 1733.12.02)

Archbishop Mikołaj Popławski
(1710.07.21 – 1711.09.07)

Consecrated Bishop:1685.02.25
Died:1711.09.07

Bishop of Inflanty (Latvia) (1685.01.15 – 1710.07.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1710.07.21 – 1711.09.07)

Archbishop Konstanty Józef Zieliński
(1700.03.30 – 1709.02.17)

Consecrated Bishop:1694.11.07
Died:1709.02.17

Titular Bishop of Hierapolis (1694.08.30 – 1700.03.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Gniezno (Poland) (1694.08.30 – 1700.03.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1700.03.30 – 1709.02.17)

Archbishop Konstanty Lipski
(1681.03.17 – 1698.03.14)

Died:1698.03.14

Apostolic Administrator of Gniezno (Poland) (1680 – 1681.03.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1681.03.17 – 1698.03.14)

Archbishop Albert Koryciński
(1670.06.30 – 1677.01.17)

Died:1677.01.17

Bishop of Kamyanets-Podilsky (Ukraine) (1667.03.07 – 1670.06.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1670.06.30 – 1677.01.17)

Archbishop Jan Tarnowski
(1654.07.06 – 1669.08.24)

Died:1669.08.24

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1654.07.06 – 1669.08.24)

Archbishop Mikołaj Krosnowski
(1645.06.12 – 1653.09.26)

Born:1590
Ordained Priest:1625.02.24
Died:1653.09.26 († 62)

Bishop of Wenden (Latvia) (1641.11.27 – 1645.06.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1645.06.12 – 1653.09.26)

Archbishop Stanisław Grochowski
(1633.12.19 – 1645.03.01)

Died:1645.03.01

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1633.12.19 – 1645.03.01)

Archbishop Jan Andrzej Próchnicki
(1614.11.24 – 1633.05.13)

Died:1633.05.13

Bishop of Kamyanets-Podilsky (Ukraine) (1607.08.13 – 1614.11.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1614.11.24 – 1633.05.13)

Archbishop Jan Zamoyski, O.S.B.
(1604.02.04 – 1614.03.04)

Died:1614.03.04

Titular Bishop of Philippi (1595.08.30 – 1604.02.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Płock (Poland) (1595.08.30 – 1604.02.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1604.02.04 – 1614.03.04)

Archbishop Jan Dymitr Solikowski
(1583.03.28 – 1603.06.27)

Died:1603.06.27

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1583.03.28 – 1603.06.27)

Archbishop Jan Sieniński
(1576.12.10 – 1582)

Died:1582

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1576.12.10 – 1582)

Archbishop Staniław Słomowski
(1565.09.07 – 1575.09.22)

Died:1575.09.22

Titular Bishop of Laodicea (1560.02.14 – 1565.09.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of Kraków (Poland) (1560.02.14 – 1565.09.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1565.09.07 – 1575.09.22)

Archbishop Paweł Tarło
(1561.01.15 – 1565.05.21)

Died:1565.05.21

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1561.01.15 – 1565.05.21)

Archbishop Feliks Ligęza
(1555.05.07 – 1560.01.26)

Died:1560.01.26

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1555.05.07 – 1560.01.26)

Archbishop Piotr Starzechowski
(1540.05.31 – 1554.04.01)

Died:1554.04.01

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1540.05.31 – 1554.04.01)

Archbishop Bernardyn Wilczek
(1505.04.28 – 1540)

Died:1540

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1505.04.28 – 1540)

Archbishop Andrzej Boryszewski
(1493 – 1503.12.18)

Born:1435
Died:1510.04.20 († 74)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1488.05.23 – 1493)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1493 – 1503.12.18)

Apostolic Administrator of Przemyśl (Poland) (1501.02.01 – 1503.12.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Gniezno (Poland) (1503.12.18 – 1510.04.20)

Archbishop Jan Strzelecki Wątróbka
(1481.05.09 – 1493)

Died:1493

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1481.05.09 – 1493)

Fr. Jan Długosz
(1480 – 1480.05.29)

Died:1480.05.29

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1480 – 1480.05.29)

Archbishop Grzegorz z Sanoka
(1451.03.07 – 1477.01.29)

Consecrated Bishop:1451.08.04
Died:1477.01.29

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1451.03.07 – 1477.01.29)

Archbishop Jan Odrowąż
(1437.02.25 – 1450.09)

Died:1450.09

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1437.02.25 – 1450.09)

Archbishop Jan Rzeszowski
(1414.12.23 – 1436.08.12)

Died:1436.08.12

Metropolitan Archbishop of Halyč (Ukraine) (1412.08.26 – 1414.12.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1414.12.23 – 1436.08.12)

Bishops of Lviv (Roman Rite)

Bishop Herman Wytkind, O.P.
(1401.01.07 – ?)

Bishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1401.01.07 – ?)

Bishop Jerzy Eberhardi, O.F.M.
(1390.03.16 – ?)

Bishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (1390.03.16 – ?)

Bishop Konrad
(? – ?)

Bishop of Lviv (Ukraine) (? – ?)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Satu Mare (↙), Mukacheve (↙), Przemyśl (←), Zamość–Lubaczów (↖), Lutsk (↗), Kamyanets-Podilsky (→), Chişinău (↘), Iaşi (↘)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 57,680 km²

Population: 142,700 Catholics (2.3% of 6,157,500 total)

Pastoral Centres: 111 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 197 priests (133 diocesan, 64 religious), 240 religious (96 brothers, 144 sisters), 16 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

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Seminarians

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