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New Auxiliary Bishop Named for Ukrainian Archeparchy of Winnipeg

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(CCCB - Ottawa) – His Holiness Pope John Paul II today named Rev. David Motiuk, canonical advisor to the Ukrainian Eparchy of Edmonton, as Auxiliary Bishop of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Winnipeg.

Born on January 13, 1962, in Vegreville, Alberta, he was ordained to the priesthood on August 21, 1988, for the Ukrainian Eparchy of Edmonton. Bishop-elect Motiuk served in several parishes in Alberta following his ordination, and was associate rector of the Cathedral of St. Josaphat in Edmonton. He was Rector of Holy Spirit Ukrainian Seminary in Ottawa from 1996 to 2001, and since then has served as canonical advisor to the Ukrainian Eparchy of Edmonton.

Bishop-elect Motiuk attended Holy Spirit Ukrainian Seminary where he studied philosophy and theology. He completed a licentiate in canon law at Saint Paul University in Ottawa and obtained a doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome.

He also has been a member of the senate of Newman Theological College in Edmonton and is a consultor with the Episcopal Commission for Canon Law / Inter-Rite of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The Archeparchy of Winnipeg has a Catholic population of 33,490 served by 38 diocesan priests, 10 religious order priests, 16 deacons and 34 religious sisters in 127 parishes and missions. 


For More information Contact:
Deacon William Kokesch
Director, Communications Service

 

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