Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Odessa

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Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Odessa
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Location
CountryUkraine
TerritorySouthern Ukraine
Headquarters Odessa, Ukraine
Information
Sui iuris church Ukrainian Greek Catholic
Rite Byzantine
EstablishedJuly 28, 2003
CathedralSt. Andrew Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Odessa
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk
Metropolitan Archbishop Mykhaylo Bubniy, C.Ss.R., Exarch of the Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Odessa
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The Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Odessa – Crimea was established on 11 January 2002 from the Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Kyiv – Vyshhorod (which has now become the Ukrainian Catholic Major Archeparchy of Kyiv-Halych). It has been divided on 13 February 2014, in Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Odessa (Latin : Archiepiscopi Exarchatus Odessana) and Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Crimea. The only archiepiscopal exarch was Archbishop Vasyl Ivasiuk, now transferred transfer to the see of the eparchy of Kolomyia-Chernivtsi of the Ukrainians.

They are two of the only five archiepiscopal exarchates which exist in the world, all part of the particular Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and following the Byzantine Ukrainian Rite.

Status as Archiepiscopal Exarchate

As Major Archbishops have similar authority to that of Patriarchs, Archiepiscopal Exarchates similarly have roughly the same status in canon law as Patriarchal Exarchates.

Coordinates: 46°28′00″N30°44′00″E / 46.4667°N 30.7333°E / 46.4667; 30.7333

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