Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Kharkiv

The Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Kharkiv (Latin: Archiepiscopi Exarchatus Charcoviensis) was established on 2 April 2014 after division of the Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Donetsk – Kharkiv in two Exarchates . The current, and first, Archiepiscopal Exarch is Bishop Vasyl Tuchapets, O.S.B.M.

Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Kharkiv
Country Ukraine
TerritoryNorthern-Eastern Ukraine (Kharkiv, Poltava, and Sumy Oblasts)
HeadquartersKharkiv, Ukraine
- Catholics (including non-members)

Sui iuris churchUkrainian Greek Catholic
EstablishedApril 2, 2014
CathedralSt. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Kharkiv
Current leadership
Major ArchbishopSviatoslav Shevchuk
Metropolitan ArchbishopVasyl Tuchapets, O.S.B.M, Exarch of the Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Kharkiv
Map of Greek Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Kharkiv.svg

It is one of only five archiepiscopal exarchates worldwide - all of them being Ukrainian Rite.

Status as Archiepiscopal ExarchateEdit

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


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Coordinates: 48°00′00″N 37°48′00″E / 48.0000°N 37.8000°E / 48.0000; 37.8000