DIOCESE OF KYIV-ZHYTOMYR (founded in the fourteenth century., Renovated 16.01.1991)
(2 bishops, 11 deanery, Seminary in Vorzel, 4 region, the area of 222,300 square kilometers, 149 parishes)
|Cherkasy region:||deanery of Cherkasy|
|Chernihiv region:||deanery of Kiev|
|Kyiv region:||deanery of Kiev|
|Zhytomyr region:||deaneries Baranivka, Berdychiv, Jemilchyne, Korosten, Novograd-Volyn, Radomysl, Romanow (Dzerzhinsk), Rosina, Zhytomyr.
Bishop Vitaly KRIVIYTSKY
Bishop Vitaliy Krivitsky was born on August 19, 1972 in Odessa. In 1987 he began underground formation in his hometown under the guidance of the Salesian father Tadeusz Hoppe, entering the Salesian Congregation of St. John Bosco in 1990.
After studying at the Seminary in Kracow, on May 24, 1997, he received priest ordination.
Pastoral service Father Vitaly initially performed as a parochial vicar in Odessa (1997-2004). From 2004 to 2012 he was pastor in the parish and superior at the Salesian community in Korostyshyw, Zhytomyr region.
Then, for two years, as a priest served in Peremyshlyany in the Lviv region, and from 2014 he was appointed pastor of St. Peter`s parish in Odessa.
On Sunday, April 30, 2017, the Vatican informed that Pope Francis appointed Reverend Fr. Vitaliy Krivitsky, SDB, pastor of the parish of St. Peter in Odessa, Bishop of the Kyiv-Zhytomyr diocese in Ukraine.
On June 24, 2017, the ceremony of the ordination and the ingress of the new Ordinary of the Kyiv-Zhytomyr diocese of Bishop Vitaliy Krivitsky SDB took place in St. Alexander cathedral in Kiev.
Patron saint -
street Kostelna 17, Kiev, 01001
Tel .: +38 (044) 278-16-89; fax: +38 (044) 278-71-71
Bishop John PURWIŃSKI
Born on 11.19.1934 іn Dolnia (Latvia), ordained a priest on 13.04.1961 in Riga, vicar in Dauhawpils, 1997 the administrator in Balbinave and viceadministrator in Kraslava, 25.07.1977 r. administrator in Zhytomyr, 15.09.1981 Vicar of Bishop in Ukraine and Moldova, 16.01.1991 Ordinary Bishop of Zhytomyr, 03.04.1991 r. consecrated in Zhytomyr, 09.03.1991 ingress to the cathedral in Zhytomyr, 25.11.1998 Ordinary Bishop of the Kyiv-Zhytomyr. 15.06.2011 bishop-emeritus. Pope Benedict XVI accepted the abdication of the ordinary bishop Purwinski made in accordance with the requirements of canon 401 of the Code of Canon Law. 06.08.2011 appointed vicar general of the diocese.
Feast of the Patron - June 24
street Baseyna 9/7, Zhytomyr, 10014
tel. / fax: +38 (041) 237-30-53
On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Pope Francis appointed Father Oleksandr Yazlovetskyi as titular bishop of Tulana and auxiliary of the Diocese of Kyiv-Zhytomyr of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine.