Mindful of the fact that it has a duty to give an example of holiness, charity, humility and simplicity of life, the diocesan archbishop should try all means to help holiness grow and increase among believers, according to everyone’s vocation. Because he is God`s servant, he must take care that the faithful entrusted to his care, grow in grace, and learn the mystery of Easter and live it through participation in the Sacraments. (CIC 387).
Mieczysław Mokrzycki – Archbishop Metropolitan of the Roman Catholic Church in Lviv; Chairman of the Conference of Roman Catholic Bishops of Ukraine and the Committee for the Doctrine of Faith.
Childhood and youth
29.03.1961 – was born in the village of Majdan Łukawiecki (Poland) in the family of Petro and Bronislawa (Rydzik)
1976-1981 – attended school in Łukawiec and Cieszanów before becoming a student of the Oleszczyce agricultural college
1981-1983 – studied at the Graduate Theological Seminary in Przemysł
1983-1987 – studied at the Theological faculty if the Lublin Catholic University, where he wrote and successfully defended his diploma paper “Islam and Christianity”
1986 – Deacon ordination in Lubaczów was followed by almost a year of service to the Dachnów parish
17.09.1987 – priestly ordination was administered by Archbishop Marian Jaworsky, the then Diocese of Lviv, whose residence was in Lubaczów
1987-1990 – Vicar of the Belżec parish
1990-1991 – notary of Archbishop`s Office in Lubaczów and Secretary Bishop Marian Jaworski
1991-1996 – studied at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas „Angelicum” (Theology of Spirituality), received his doctorate degree in theology
1996 – work in the Congregation for the God Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments
1996-2005 – deputy personal secretary of John Paul II
08.05.1997 – Honorary Chaplain of His Holiness
03.05.2002 –Canon of Lviv Metropolitan Cathedral Chapter
28.05.2003 – Prelate of His Holiness
2005-2007 – Secretary of Benedict XVI
16.07.2007 – appointed coadjutor of the Lviv Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Benedict XVI
29.09.2007 – episcopal ordination in Vatican administered by Benedict XVI together with Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, SDB, Secretary of State of the Holy See, and Cardinal Marian Jaworski, Archbishop of Lviv, Metropolitan
21.10.2007 – solemn Eucharist in the Lviv Cathedral at the beginning of pastoral work
2007 – was awarded the Officer`s Cross of the Rebirth of Poland "for outstanding service to the Church in Poland, for his contribution to the development of Ukrainian Polonia"
05.11.2008 – became Chairman of the Conference of Roman Catholic Bishops in Ukraine and head of the Commission for the Doctrine of Faith
21.10.2008 – became head of the Archdiocese following the retirement of Cardinal Marian Jaworski, Metropolitan of Lviv
22.11.2008 – solemn ingressus (introduction to the throne) of the new Metropolitan of Lviv Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki in the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Lviv
2010 – awarded the Commander`s Cross of the Rebirth of Poland Warrants "for outstanding service to Polonia in the world for the promotion of Polish tradition and culture"
2012 – receives Golden Diploma at the Theological Faculty of the Lublin Catholic University "in recognition of his tireless work for the revival of religious life in the Lviv Archdiocese"
In 2017, he consecrated Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv Eduard Kava. He was co-consecrator during the ordination of Auxiliary Bishop of the Kharkiv-Zaporizhzhya Diocese Jan Sobilo (2010), Auxiliary Bishop of the Odessa-Simferopol Diocese Jacek Pyl (2013), Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Kamianets-Podilskyi Radoslaw Zmitrowicz (2013) and Bishop Kyiv-Zhytomyr Diocese Vitaliy Kryvytskyi (2017).
Orders and honors
Commander`s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta - "for outstanding services to the Polish community abroad, for the promotion of Poland and for the promotion of Polish traditions and culture" (2010).
Officer`s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta - "for outstanding services to the Polish Church, for activities for the benefit of Ukrainian Polonia" (2007).
Honorary badge "Merit of the Subcarpathian Voivodeship" (2018).
Cross of Calvary of the East (2016).
Golden Diploma of the Faculty of Theology of the Catholic University of Lublin - "in recognition of his tireless work on the revival of religious life in the Lviv Archdiocese" (2012).
TVP Polonia Award - "for services to Poland and Poles abroad" (2012).
Award of the Organizing Committee of the Polish-Czech Days of Christian Culture - "for services in international relations" (2014).
SECRETARIAT OF ARCHBISHOP METROPOLITAN of LVIV
Archbishop’s visiting hours:
Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 - 13:00
Secretary Chaplain of His Eminence:
Father Dr. Andrew LEHOVYCH
Cell phone number: +380673030312
Sister. Tetiana Matiychuk (cssj)
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