Diocese of Kyiv-Zhytomyr

DIOCESE OF KYIV-ZHYTOMYR (founded in the fourteenth century., Renovated 16.01.1991)

(3 bishops, 13 deanery, Seminary in Vorzel and Seminary Redemptoris Mater in Kyiv , 4 circuits, the area of 222,300 square kilometers, 150 parishes)

Cherkasy region: deanery of Cherkasy
Chernihiv region: deanery of Chernihiv
Kyiv region:  deanery of Kyiv-West, Kyiv-East, Bila Tserkva.
Zhytomyr region: deaneries Baranivka, Berdychiv, Korosten, Novohrad-Volynsky, Radomyshl, Romaniv, Ruzhyn, Zhytomyr.


 Website: kzd.org.ua



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

e-mail: kanclerkzd@ukr.net




Bishop Alexander Yazlovetsky

Bishop Oleksandr Yazlovetsky was born on March 2, 1979 in the village of Hybalivka near Shargorod in the Vinnytsia region. After studying at school and professional school, he entered the Higher Theological Seminary in Gorodok, and on June 26, 2004, he was ordained as a priest of the Kamyanets-Podilsky diocese.

For two years Fr. Alexander was a pastor in Murafa and served in the seminary of the Holy Spirit in Gorodok, Khmelnytsky region. Ordination of Priesthood take place in 2004 by Bishop Leon Dubravsky. He worked as a vicar in the village of Murafa in Vinnytsia region and as an professor at the seminary in Horodok. Since 2006 he has continued his studies at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, where on November 12, 2012 he defended his doctoral dissertation on canon law, on the topic: "Mixed marriages in the Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches."

Returning to Ukraine, he became the vice-rector of the seminary in Gorodok, and from 2014 to 2018 - the rector of the Higher Theological Seminary of the Kamyanets-Podilsky diocese.

On August 13, 2018, he was sent to work in the Kyiv-Zhytomyr diocese, where he worked as chancellor and moderator of the curia.

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Pope Francis appointed Fr. Alexander Yazlovetsky, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Kyiv-Zhytomyr, giving him the titular seat in Tulana.

Episcopal ordinations took place in Kyiv on November 9, 2019 in the Pro-Cathedral Church of St. Alexandr. The main consecrator was the Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine, Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti. The co-consecrators are the Ordinary Bishop of Kyiv-Zhytomyr Vitaliy Kryvytskyi and the Ordinary Bishop of Kamianets-Podilskyi Leon Dubravsky.

Feast of the Patron - May 3, St. Alexander, Pope and Martyr.

street Kostyolna 17 Kyiv, 01001

tel .: +38 (044) 278-16-89;

e-mail: kanclerkzd@ukr.net



Bishop John PURWIŃSKI (1934-2021)

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. From 2011 to 2018 he was the Vicar General of the diocese. Died in 06.04.2021.

Feast of the Patron - June 24

street Baseyna 9/7, Zhytomyr, 10014

tel. / fax: +38 (041) 237-30-53

e-mail: curia@zt.ukrtet.net

Pope Francis appointed father Oleksandr Yazlovetskyi auxiliary of the diocese of Kyiv-Zhytomyr

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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.