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Pope Francis Names Bishop Aleksiychuk as Head of Chicago Eparchy

April 20, 2017

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named Bishop Venedykt (Valery) Aleksiychuk, M.S.U., as bishop of the Eparchy of St Nicholas in Chicago for Ukrainians, in Illinois. Prior to the appointment, Bishop Aleksiychuk was an auxiliary bishop of the Archeparchy of Lviv, Ukraine.

The appointment was publicized in Washington, April 20, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Valery Aleksiychuk was born January 16, 1968, in Borshchivka, Ukraine. He pursued seminary studies and was ordained a priest on March 29, 1992. He was named auxiliary bishop of Lviv on August 3, 2010, and ordained a bishop on September 5, 2010.

The Eparchy of St Nicholas in Chicago for Ukrainians has been a sede vacante since August 2016; it has a population of about 11,000 Ukrainian Catholics. About 70 priests and deacons serve the eparchy in 46 parishes and mission stations in 16 states throughout the United States.


Keywords: bishop appointment, Pope Francis, Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio, Bishop Venedykt Aleksiychuk, Eparchy of St Nicholas in Chicago for Ukrainians, Eastern Rite, Byzantine-Slavonic, Ukrainian Catholics, eparchy, mission stations, Ukraine, Archeparchy of Lviv

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Norma Montenegro Flynn
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