UGCC Has New Exarchate and Bishop
On February 13, 2014, the Vatican reported that the pope gave his consent to the canonical election by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Synod of Bishops of the Exarch of Odesa. The Exarch became Father Mykhailo Bubniy, CSSR, the superior of the Redemptorist monastery in Ivano-Frankivsk and parish priest of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Vatican Radio reports.
Recently the Crimea Exarchate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) was created and Bishop Vasyl Ivasyuk, the Exarch of Odesa and Crimea, was appointed the Eparch Kolomyja and Chernivtsi of the UGCC.
The Crimean Archiepiscopal Exarchate was formed by separating it from the Exarchate of Odesa and Crimea. It covers the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and is based in Simferopol.