Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Head Resigns; Patriarch Lubomyr Headed UGCC for 10 Years

The Religious Information Service of Ukraine (RISU) website reports that His Beatitude Patriarch Lubomyr Husar -- the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church -- resigned today (February 10, 2010). He leaves his office voluntarily.

The Vatican announced today that the Reverend Ihor Voznyak, the Archbishop of Lviv, will be the administrator of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC). His duties will include convening the Synod of Bishops of the UGCC to elect a new major archbishop within the next two months.

His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar was born in 1933 in the city of Lviv.

In January 2001 -- at an extraordinary Synod of Bishops -- he was elected Major Archbishop of the UGCC. Just one month later, he was appointed by Pope John Paul II a cardinal of the Catholic Church.

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