Bishop Alexander Chira was a bishop of the Ruthenian Catholic Church. His immediate predecessor was Bishop Theodore G. Romzha. He is designated as a Confessor of the Faith.

Personal informationEdit

Chira was born January 17, 1897, in the village of Vulchivc'i, Máramaros County.[1] His death was in exile on May 26, 1983 in the city of Karaganda, Kazakhstan.[2]

Chira "was one of the many victims of the Soviet persecution of the Greek Catholic Church."[1] While in a concentration camp in 1956, Chira clandestinally was appointed a bishop.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Bishop Alexander Chira". Byzantine Seminary Press. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Germans from Russia Heritage Collection". Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  3. ^ "History of the Catholic Church in Kazakhstan". Archived from the original on 9 June 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2011.