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Cardinal Lubachivsky

Cardinal Lubachivsky
H.E. Myroslav Ivan Card. LUBACHIVSKY
Major Archbishop of Lviv for Ukrainians
Wednesday, June 24, 1914
14 December 2000 (Aged 86)
Cardinal since:
Saturday, May 25, 1985
Cardinal Priest of S Sofia a via Boccea

Cardinal Lubachivsky was born in Dolyna, in the Ukrainian eparchy of Ivano-Frankivsk, on June 24, 1914. He began his studies in Leopoli in 1933, continuing in Innsbruck, Austria, and Sion, Switzerland. Ordained on September 21, 1938, he received a degree in Scripture from the Gregorian in 1942. In 1947, Lubachivsky moved to the United States and remained for 30 years. In 1967, he returned to Rome to teach for a year at the Ukrainian Pontifical College of San Giosafat. Returning to the U.S., he became Spiritual Director of the Ukrainian Seminaries of Washington and Stanford. He was named Bishop of the Ukrainians in Philadelphia on September 13, 1979, then Major Archbishop of Lviv for the Ukrainians on September 7, 1984. John Paul II, at the Consistory of May 25, 1985, elevated him to the College of Cardinals. Cardinal Lubachivsky is the head of the Ukrainian Eastern-Rite Catholics, a community which suffered many martyrdoms, both before and during the Communist era.

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