Pope appoints a new administrator of the GCC Diocese of Mukachevo

20.07.2020, 15:48
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Pope Francis appointed Bishop Nil Lushchak, OFM, auxiliary Bishop of the Greek Catholic diocese of Mukachevo, as Apostolic Administrator of the vacant seat of the Greek Catholic Diocese of Mukachevo ad nutum Sanctae Sedis (until the recall of the Apostolic Capital), the Vatican press service reported on July 20.

Source: Vatican Radio

It should be noted that the diocesan monastery became vacant on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, due to the premature death of eparch Bishop Milan Shashik.

The appointment was announced during funeral services in Uzhgorod Cathedral.

Nil (Lushchak), former auxiliary bishop of the Greek Catholic Diocese of Mukachevo. He was born on May 22, 1973, in Uzhgorod and studied at the city's secondary school No. 6. Served military service in 1991-93; 1993 entered Uzhgorod Theological Seminary. After graduating from the theological studios, he was ordained a priest on July 2, 1996, and appointed as an employee to the Uzhgorod Holy Cross Cathedral. Therefore, he was appointed as an administrator, and later-as a paroch of urban village Perechyn: he served as a pastor for seven years in the parishes of the Diocese of Mukachevo in Perechyn and Perechyn district. He studied at the Pontifical Urban University, receiving a bachelor's degree in philosophy. In 2009, he entered the Ternopil Novitiate of the Order of the Lesser Brothers (Franciscans), taking the monastic name Nil. In 2010, he took temporary vows. In the same year, he began teaching philosophy at the Uzhhorod Greek Catholic Theological Academy of the Blessed Teodor Romzha. On November 19, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Rev. Fr. Nil Yuri Lushchak, CBM, as an auxiliary bishop of the Greek Catholic Diocese of Mukachevo, granting him the titular see of Flenuklety.On January 12, 2013, the episcopal consecration of Bishop Nil Lushchak took place in Uzhgorod Greek Catholic Holy Cross Cathedral.