FR BORYS GUDZIAK NAMED TITULAR BISHOP - UPDATED

23.07.12


gudziak-02.jpgThe Association of Ukrainians in GB was delighted to hear the news over the weekend that the rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Fr. Borys Gudziak, has been named titular Bishop of Carcabia and Apostolic Exarch for Ukrainian Catholics in France. The bishop-elect, a native of Syracuse, N.Y., and a priest of the archeparchy of Lviv, was born in 1960, has a Ph.D. from Harvard, and is working on a second doctorate from the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome. He will replace 83-year-old Canadian-born Bishop Michel (Hrynchyshyn).

The Ukrainian Thought has carried a number of interviews with Fr Borys about his work, the latest being in May of this year.  AUGB representatives have met with him annually both here and in Ukraine and he was instrumental in ensuring the efficient and effective distribution of funds (£40,000) collected by the Ukrainian community in this country following the floods in Ukraine in 2008.

The AUGB extends its congratulations, prayers and every good wish for God’s blessings to Fr Borys on this truly joyous occasion.

A statement in English and Ukrainian was issued earlier today by the Ukrainian Catholic University's Press Office.

The Consecration of Bishop Borys to the Episcopacy of the Ukrainian Catholic Church will take place in Lviv's St George Cathedral on 26 August 2012.



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