Diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia


(3 bishops, 7 deaneries, 7 regions, the area of 68,000 km², 40 parishes)


Kharkiv region: Deanery of Kharkiv
Dnipropetrovsk region: Deanery of Dnipropetrovsk
Donetsk region:  Deanery of Donetsk
Lugansk region:  Deanery of Lugansk
Poltava region:  Deanery of Poltava
Sumy region: Deanery of Sumy
Zaporizhia region: Deanery of Zaporшzhіа

Web page: catholic-kharkiv.org




Ordinary Bishop

Pavlo Honcharuk

Bishop Pavlo Honcharuk was born on January 16, 1978 in the village of Kornachivka, Yarmolynets district, Khmelnytsky region. Ordination of priesthood was on June 22, 2002. He received a licentiate degree in canon law in the University of St. Stephen Wyszyński in Warsaw (Poland). He served as a pastor in the diocese of Kamyanets-Podilsky. From 2003 he headed the diocesan Caritas-Spes, from 2005 to 2016 - defender of the marriage node in the diocesan tribunal, and in 2016 he was appointed a judge in this tribunal. He was also a diocesan economy and military chaplain. He speaks Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, Italian and German.

On January 6, 2020, His Holiness Pope Francis nominated Father Pavlo Honcharuk as Bishop of the Kharkiv-Zaporizhzhya Diocese. The episcopal ordinations of Pavel Honcharuk took place on February 14, 2020 in the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Kharkiv.


street Gogol, 4

Kharkiv, 61057

Phone: +38 (057) 706 25 54, +38 067 199 98 63

e-mail: kharkovkuria@gmail.com , admin@catholic-kharkiv.org 



Bishop Jan SOBILO

Born 05.31.1962 in Nisko (Poland). Ordained a priest 13.12.1986 in Lublin. 2007 honorary canons (Canonicus) of the Procathedral chapter in Lubaczów, 14.04.2008 Honorary Chaplain of His Holiness Benedict XVI, 30.10.2010 Appointed by the Holy Father Benedict XVI the auxiliary bishop of diocese Kharkiv-Zaporizhya, 08.12.2010  consecrated in Cathedral of Kharkiv.

Patron saint -

st. Factory, and 21, Zaporozhye, 69035

tel .: +380 (612) 18-58-49

e-mail: sobilo@mail.ru



Bishop Marian BUCZEK

Born 14.03.1953 in Cieszanow (Poland), ordained a priest 16.06.1979 in Cieszanow, 12.10.1991-2002 chancellor of the Metropolitan Curia in Lviv 22.02.1992 General Secretary of the Conference of Roman Catholic Bishops in Ukraine, 04.05.2002 Axiliary Bishop of Lviv, 20.06.2002 cosecrated by Cardinal Marian Jaworski in Lviv, chief editor of "The Joy of Faith" and the website RCC,  16.07.2007 Bishop coadjutor of the diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia. 19.03.2009 Appointed Ordinary of the diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia. 16.05.2009 solemn ingress to cathedral in Kharkov. 18.08.2009 President of Ukraine awarded the Order of II degree "For Merit and his outstanding contribution to the development of spirituality in Ukraine, many years of fruitful activity of the Church and on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of Ukraine`s independence." April 12, 2014 became bishop emeritus (Pope Francis received the abdication of the government given the state of health).

Patron saint - September 8

st. Gogol, 4, Kharkov, 61057

tel / fax: +38 (057) 706-11-66, 706-25-54

e-mail: rku.kharkiv@ukrpost.ua


Departed Bishop:

Bishop Stanislaw PADEWSKI OFM Cap


Born 09.18.1932 in Nowa Huta (Ternopil region). 1949 entered to the Order of Capuchins, ordained priest 24.02.1957 in Krakow, 04.16.1995 Auxiliary Bishop of diocese Kamenetz-Podolskiy, 10.06.1995 consecrated in the Cathedrale of Kamenetz-Podolskiy, 10.10.1998 Auxiliary Bishop in Archdiocese Lviv, 04.05. 2002 Ordinary Bishop of diocese Kharkiv-Zaporizhia. 19.03.2009 Bishop Emeritus, Pope Benedict XVI accepted the abdication from ordinary of the diocese Kharkiv-Zaporizhia. He died January 29, 2017 in Sedziszow Malopolska (Poland).

Patron saint - September 18


Over 4 000 hours of free psychotherapy for children and adults – psychologists helped people harmed by the war in Sloviansk within the framework of the “Pope for Ukraine” Action

: 3119 2018-05-09 20:01:43

Citizens of Sloviansk Donetsk region remember the Spring and Summer 2014 very well: fights, occupation, curfew… Empty supermarkets, disactivated ABMs, marauding, suspended schools, nurseries, no electricity and no water… Fear, that citizens of this city faced, can hardly be described.

Total aid of the Initiative “Pope for Ukraine” amounts to 16 million euros: stage II is coming

: 4719 2017-03-18 12:08:35

The first stage of humanitarian Initiative “Pope for Ukraine” to help the victims of military operations; today received the support of about 200 thousand people.
It was reported to Obozrevatel which cited the press service of the Initiative “Pope for Ukraine.”