Pope appoints an apostolic visitor for Ukrainian Greek Catholics in Ireland

04 July, 16:22
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On Monday, July 4, 2022, Vatican officials announced that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski, the ruling Bishop of the Diocese of the Most Holy Family in London of the UGCC, as an apostolic visitor for Greek Catholics living in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

This is reported by Vatican News.

Biographical information

Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski was born on May 16, 1958, in Canada, where he graduated higher theological studies, which he then deepened in Rome, at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas.

After receiving his ordination as a priest in the Diocese of Saskatoon in Canada on August 19, 1989, he returned to Rome and began studying at the Faculty of canon law of the Pontifical Oriental Institute. In 1991, accompanying His Beatitude Myroslav-Ivan Cardinal Lubachevsky, Fr. Ken came to Ukraine, where he was vice-chancellor of the Supreme Archbishop, performing other important administrative services, and became one of the founders of the Ukrainian branch of Caritas.

Returning to his homeland in 2001, Fr. Ken Nowakowski was rector of the Ukrainian Seminary of the Holy Spirit in Ottawa, and from July 2006 – Chancellor of the Diocese of Saskatoon in Canada, until on June 1, 2007, it was reported that Pope Benedict XVI had appointed him Diocese of New Westminster.

The episcopal ordination and enthronement took place on July 24 of the same year. On January 15, 2020, the Vatican reported that Pope Francis appointed His Grace Bishop Ken Nowakowski as the Diocese of the Most Holy Family of the UGCC in London, transferring him from the New Westminster Diocese of the UGCC in Canada.