The Holy Father Benedict XVI gave his consent canonical election made by the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church of Father Dmytro Rev.do (Bohdan) Hryhorak, OSBM, Bishop of the Eparchy of Buchach to the Ukrainians, now Chief Apostolic " to nutum Sanctae Sedis "of the same Eparchy. (IMAGE SOURCE: RADIO VATICANA)
Rev.do P. Dmytro (Bohdan) Hryhorak, OSBM
The Rev.do P. Dmytro (Bohdan) Hryhorak, OSBM, was born on January 1, 1956 in Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine).
He attended the Institute of Oil and Gas in Ivano-Frankivsk obtaining the degree of mechanical engineer (1973-1978), working as such in the factories of Ivano-Frankivsk.
In 1989 he entered the Order of St. Basil the Great and February 2, 1997 he made his perpetual vows. He continued his studies in philosophy and was ordained priest on October 25, 1992.
He later completed courses in theology at the Theological Institute of Catechetical-Ivano-Frankivsk (1993-1995). He obtained the degree of Magister in ecclesiology at the Catholic University of Lublin (Poland).
He has held various positions including: assistant parish prison chaplain of Ivano-Frankivsk, Lutsk and Volodymyr-pastor of Volyn'sky (1998).
On 28 July 2007 he was appointed Apostolic Administrator " ad nutum Sanctae Sedis "Eparchy of Buchach. In addition to Ukraine, speaks Russian and Polish, also knows Italian, English, German, Slavic and ancient greek.
The Holy Father has appointed His Eminence. Cardinal Jozef Tomko, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, as his special envoy to the celebrations for the centenary of the dedication of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Moscow (Russian Federation), in program September 25, 2011.