Episcopal Appointment for the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of WinnipegThursday, November 10 2022
Thursday, 10 November 2022 – Today, His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed the Most Reverend Andriy Rabiy, currently Auxiliary Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia (U.S.A.), as Auxiliary Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg (Canada).
Auxiliary Bishop Andriy Rabiy was born October 1, 1975 in Lviv, Ukraine. He pursued seminary studies at St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Seminary in Washington, D.C., and was ordained a priest in December of 2001 by Archbishop Stefan Soroka at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia.
Bishop Rabiy holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy (1999) and a licentiate in Canon Law (2008) from Catholic University of America; and a Master of Divinity degree (2002), from the Dominican House of Studies, in Washington D.C.
After ordination, Rabiy held pastoral assignments at St. Michael the Archangel parish, Hillsborough, New Jersey, and at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2002-2005. Other assignments after ordination include: pastor of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Reading, 2008-present; coordinator, Sexual Abuse Prevention and Youth Protection Office, 2008-2015; member, Administrative Board, Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, 2008-2017; vicar general, 2009-present; vice-chancellor, 2009-present; member, Archeparchial College of Consultors, 2009-present; member, Archeparchial Presbyteral Council, 2011-2017.
On August 8, 2017, Pope Francis named him as auxiliary bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia.
The Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg, erected in 1912, has a Ukrainian Catholic population of nearly 5,000, in 87 parishes. They are served by 36 priests, eight priests in consecrated life, five deacons, and 20 women in consecrated life.