Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Andriy Rabiy of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia -- pictured in this 2017 photo holding an official apostolic letter from the pope -- as auxiliary bishop for Ukrainian Archeparchy in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (CNS photo/courtesy Ukrainian Catholic Metropolitan Archeparchy of Philadelphia)

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

  • November 10, 2022

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 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.

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