U.S. archeparchy auxiliary bishop named auxiliary for Winnipeg archeparchy

Auxiliary Bishop Andriy Rabiy of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, centre, stands with Deacon Volodymyr Radko, left, and Archbishop Borys Gudziak Jan. 23, 2022. Pope Francis on Nov. 10 named Bishop Rabiy as auxiliary bishop for the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (CNS photo by Halyna Vasylytsia, courtesy Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia)

By Catholic News Service

[Washington – CNS] – Pope Francis has appointed Auxiliary Bishop Andriy Rabiy of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia as auxiliary bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Bishop Rabiy, 47, has been as auxiliary bishop of the Philadelphia archeparchy since Aug. 11, 2017.

The appointment to WInnipeg was announced Nov. 10 in Washington by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the Vatican nuncio to the United States.

Born Oct. 1, 1975, in Lviv, Ukraine, Bishop Rabiy studied at St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Seminary in Washington and was ordained to the priesthood in 2001. He was vicar general and vice chancellor of the Philadelphia archeparchy and a pastor at the time of his 2017 appointment.

He was consecrated a bishop Sept. 3, 2017, in St. George’s Cathedral in Lviv. The co-consecrators were Ukrainian Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv-Halych, the leader of more than 5 million Ukrainian Catholics around the globe, and Bishop David Motiuk of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton, Alberta.

Bishop Rabiy will join Most Rev. Metropolitan Archbishop Lawrence Huculak, OSBM, in leadership of the archeparchy of Winnipeg. Archbishop Huculak is also presently serving as the apostolic administrator of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon.


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