Diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia


(4 bishops, 7 deaneries, 7 regions, the area of 68,000 km², 40 parishes)


Kharkiv region: Deanery of Kharkiv
Dnipropetrovsk region: Deanery of Dnipropetrovsk
Donetsk region:  Deanery of Donetsk
Lugansk region:  Deanery of Lugansk
Poltava region:  Deanery of Poltava
Sumy region: Deanery of Sumy
Zaporizhia region: Deanery of Zaporшzhіа

Web page: catholic-kharkiv.org



Bishop Stanislav Shyrokoradiuk OFM

Born 23.06.1956 in Kornachivtsi (Khmelnytsky region), 1981 secretly joined the Order of Bernadine, ordained a priest 06.03.1984 in Riga, parish priest of Polonne and Slavuta (Khmelnitsky region). 26.11.1994 Zhytomyr assistant bishop, 06.01.1995 cosecrated in Rome by John Paul II, 10.05.1996 head of Caritas-Spes, 25.11.1998 Auxiliary Bishop of diocese Kyiv-Zhytomyr. 24.07.2012 apostolic administrator of diocese Lutsk (sede vacante ad nutum Sanctae Sedis - at the disposition of the Holy See). 12.04.2014 p. Ordinary bishop of the diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia. 29.05.2014 solemn ingress to cathedral in Kharkov.

Patron saint - June 24

st. Gogol, 4, Kharkov, 61057

tel / fax: +38 (057) 706-11-66, 706-25-54

e-mail: rku.kharkiv@ukrpost.ua



Bishop Jan SOBILO

Born 05.31.1962 in Nisko (Poland). Ordained a priest 13.12.1986 in Lublin. 2007 honorary canons (Canonicus) of the Procathedral chapter in Lubaczów, 14.04.2008 Honorary Chaplain of His Holiness Benedict XVI, 30.10.2010 Appointed by the Holy Father Benedict XVI the auxiliary bishop of diocese Kharkiv-Zaporizhya, 08.12.2010  consecrated in Cathedral of Kharkiv.

Patron saint -

st. Factory, and 21, Zaporozhye, 69035

tel .: +380 (612) 18-58-49

e-mail: sobilo@mail.ru



Bishop Marian BUCZEK

Born 14.03.1953 in Cieszanow (Poland), ordained a priest 16.06.1979 in Cieszanow, 12.10.1991-2002 chancellor of the Metropolitan Curia in Lviv 22.02.1992 General Secretary of the Conference of Roman Catholic Bishops in Ukraine, 04.05.2002 Axiliary Bishop of Lviv, 20.06.2002 cosecrated by Cardinal Marian Jaworski in Lviv, chief editor of "The Joy of Faith" and the website RCC,  16.07.2007 Bishop coadjutor of the diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia. 19.03.2009 Appointed Ordinary of the diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia. 16.05.2009 solemn ingress to cathedral in Kharkov. 18.08.2009 President of Ukraine awarded the Order of II degree "For Merit and his outstanding contribution to the development of spirituality in Ukraine, many years of fruitful activity of the Church and on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of Ukraine`s independence." April 12, 2014 became bishop emeritus (Pope Francis received the abdication of the government given the state of health).

Patron saint - September 8

st. Gogol, 4, Kharkov, 61057

tel / fax: +38 (057) 706-11-66, 706-25-54

e-mail: rku.kharkiv@ukrpost.ua



Bishop Stanislaw PADEWSKI OFM Cap

Born 09.18.1932 in Nowa Huta (Ternopil region). 1949 entered to the Order of Capuchins, ordained priest 24.02.1957 in Krakow, 04.16.1995 Auxiliary Bishop of diocese Kamenetz-Podolskiy, 10.06.1995 consecrated in the Cathedrale of Kamenetz-Podolskiy, 10.10.1998 Auxiliary Bishop in Archdiocese Lviv, 04.05. 2002 Ordinary Bishop of diocese Kharkiv-Zaporizhia. 19.03.2009 Bishop Emeritus, Pope Benedict XVI accepted the abdication from ordinary of the diocese Kharkiv-Zaporizhia. He died January 29, 2017 in Sedziszow Malopolska (Poland).

Patron saint - September 18

st. Factory, 21a, Zaporozhye, 69035

tel .: +38 (061) 218-58-49

e-mail: abbpater@mail.ru

Over 4 000 hours of free psychotherapy for children and adults – psychologists helped people harmed by the war in Sloviansk within the framework of the “Pope for Ukraine” Action

: 2713 2018-05-09 20:01:43

Citizens of Sloviansk Donetsk region remember the Spring and Summer 2014 very well: fights, occupation, curfew… Empty supermarkets, disactivated ABMs, marauding, suspended schools, nurseries, no electricity and no water… Fear, that citizens of this city faced, can hardly be described.

Total aid of the Initiative “Pope for Ukraine” amounts to 16 million euros: stage II is coming

: 4336 2017-03-18 12:08:35

The first stage of humanitarian Initiative “Pope for Ukraine” to help the victims of military operations; today received the support of about 200 thousand people.
It was reported to Obozrevatel which cited the press service of the Initiative “Pope for Ukraine.”