Death of the Most Reverend Michael Hrynchyshyn, C.Ss.R., Apostolic Exarch for Ukrainian Catholics in France, Benelux and Switzerland

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Most Reverend Michael Hrynchyshyn, C.Ss.R., Apostolic Exarch for Ukrainian Catholics in France, Benelux and Switzerland, died in Paris on November 12, 2012, at the age of 83. He was born on February 18, 1929, in Buchanan, Saskatchewan, and made his religious profession with the Redemptorists on July 28, 1946. His responsibilities with his religious community included serving as Provincial Superior for the Redemptorist Yorkton Province. His successor as Apostolic Exarch had been recently ordained Bishop, and plans were in place for his installation on 2 December 2012, when Bishop Hrynchyshyn would have retired.

Funeral services will be held in Paris on Saturday, November 17, and then continue with the Divine Liturgy and concluding rites in Winnipeg on Friday, November 23 at 10:00 am in St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church followed by burial at Holy Family Cemetery.