The Holy Father Francis has granted his assent to the election by the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church of the Reverend Ivan Kulyk, parish priest of the parish of Saints Sergius and Bacchus in Rome, as bishop of the eparchy of Kamyanets-Podilskyi of the Ukrainians (Ukraine).
Reverend Ivan Kulyk
Reverend Ivan Kulyk was born on 16 March 1979 in Perevolka, in the region of Ternopil.
In 1997 he began his priestly formation at the major seminary of Ternopil, which he then continued at the seminary of Lublin, Poland. He received priestly ordination on 8 May 2005.
From 2005 to 2009 he studied at the “Augustinianum” Patristic Institute in Rome, where he obtained a licentiate in patristics and patrology.
From 2006 to 2009 he exercised his pastoral ministry for the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic faithful resident in Italy, in particular in Cattolica, Pesaro, Padua, Este, Tiene, Bassano del Grappa and Chioggia.
In 2009 he was appointed as administrator of the parish of Saints Sergius and Bacchus in Rome. Since 2013 he has served as parish priest of the same parish.