Pavlo Honcharuk

Bishop Pavlo Honcharuk (Ukrainian: Павло Гончарук; born 16 January 1978) is a Ukrainian Roman Catholic prelate who serves as a Diocesan bishop of the Kharkiv-Zaporizhia since 6 January 2020.

Pavlo Honcharuk
Diocesan Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia
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ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed6 January 2020
Other post(s)Parish priest in Dunaivtsi (2010–2016)
Ordination22 June 2002 (Priest)
by Jan Olszanski
Consecration14 February 2020 (Bishop)
by Claudio Gugerotti
Personal details
Pavlo Bronislavovych Honcharuk

(1978-01-16) 16 January 1978 (age 44)
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Bishop Honcharuk was born in the Roman Catholic family of Bronislav and Mariya Honcharuk with 13 children (he is the fifth) in the Yarmolyntsi Raion of the Khmelnytskyi Oblast, but grew up in the town Horodok of the neighbouring raion. After graduation of the school education, he joined the Major Theological Seminary in Horodok in 1995;[1] and was ordained as priest on 22 June 2002,[2] for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamyanets-Podilskyi, after completed his philosophical and theological study.[1]

After his ordination Fr. Honcharuk worked as assistant priest at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Kamianets-Podilskyi (2002–2005) and parish priest in Dunaivtsi (2010–2016), and meanwhile continued studies at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Poland, with Licentiate of Canon Law degree in 2010.[1]

He also served as the diocesan bursar in his native diocese and since 2003 until 2020 he was Director of the diocesan Caritas. In addition, he exercised the office of Defender of the Bond at the Diocesan Ecclesiastical Court from 2005 to 2016, the year in which he was appointed Judge of the same Court. In addition to these offices, he also was a military chaplain.[1]

On 20 January 2020 he was appointed by the Pope Francis as the Diocesan Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Єпископом Харківсько-Запорізької дієцезії стане відомий капелан". (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Father Pavlo Honcharuk". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 6 January 2020.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Stanislav Shyrokoradiuk
(as Apostolic Administrator)
Diocesan Bishop of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia
Succeeded by