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Francis Confirms New Eparchate of Kharkiv, Ukraine

Assents to Election of Father Tuchapets as 1st Bishop

VATICAN CITY, April 03, 2014 (Zenit.org) - The Vatican announced Wednesday that Francis had confirmed the election of the archiepiscopal eparchate of Kharkiv, Ukraine, by His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, major archbishop of Kyiv-Halyc, and with the consent of the synod of the Greek Catholic Church.

Francis also gave his assent to the canonical election of Fr. Vasyle Tuchapets, O.S.B.M. by the Synod of the Greek Catholic Church to be the first bishop of the archiepiscopal eparchy of Kharkiv, Ukraine.

The Holy Father also acknowledged the canonical election of Bishop Taras Senkiv, O.M., as bishop of the eparchy of Stryj of the Ukrainians, Ukraine, by the the Synod of the Greek Catholic Church.

The final canonical election by the Synod of the Greek Catholic Church that Pope Francis consented to today was of Fr. Bohdan Manyshyn as auxiliary of the eparchy of Stryj of the Ukrainians, Ukraine.

(D.C.L.)

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