Roman Catholic Diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhzhia

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhzhia (Latin: Dioecesis Kharkiviensis-Zaporizhiensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church in Ukraine. Pavlo Honcharuk is the current bishop of the diocese. The diocesan seat is the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Kharkiv, and the co-cathedral is the Co-Cathedral of the Merciful Father in Zaporizhzhia.

Diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhzhia

Dioecesis Kharkiviensis-Zaporizhiensis

Єпархія Харків-Запоріжжя
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Location
CountryUkraine
Ecclesiastical provinceLviv
MetropolitanLviv
HeadquartersKharkiv
Coordinates49°59′47″N 36°14′08″E / 49.99639900°N 36.23544710°E / 49.99639900; 36.23544710Coordinates: 49°59′47″N 36°14′08″E / 49.99639900°N 36.23544710°E / 49.99639900; 36.23544710
Statistics
Area196,300 km2 (75,800 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2019)
15,621,350
48,430 (0.3%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
EstablishedMay 4, 2002 (2002-05-04)
CathedralКафедральний собор Успіння Пресвятої Діви Марії
Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Kharkiv
Co-cathedralПрокафедральний собор Бога Отця Милосердного
Co-Cathedral of the Merciful Father, Zaporizhzhia
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopPavlo Honcharuk
Metropolitan ArchbishopMieczysław Mokrzycki
Auxiliary BishopsJan Sobilo
Bishops emeritusMarian Buczek
Map
Location of the Diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhzhia
Location of the Diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhzhia
Website
www.catholic-kharkiv.org

HistoryEdit

The diocese was created in 2002, when territory from the dioceses of the Diocese of Kamyanets-Podilskyi, and the Diocese of Kyiv-Zhytomyr was split off and merged. The result created two dioceses with Catholic of around 5 percent, and one diocese with only 0.4, which is one of the lowest for any diocese.

GeographyEdit

The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Lviv of the Latins.

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