- 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 Andriy Khimyak as auxiliary bishop of the archeparchy of Kyiv, assigning him the titular see of Cuicul.

Curriculum vitae

Msgr. Khimyak was born on 13 April 1981 in Lviv.

From 1998 to 2005 he received his priestly formation at the Major Seminary of Lviv and, from 2005 to 2008, he studied liturgy at the Pontifical Oriental Institute, obtaining a licentiate.

On 9 May 2012 he was ordained a deacon and, on the following 4 November, priest, for the archeparchy of Kyiv.

From 2009 to 2021 he was assistant to the secretary of the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church. Since 2021 he has held the role of secretary of the same Synod.

Since 2011 he has also served as lecturer in the Kyiv Theological Seminary of the Three Holy Hierarchs.

Besides Ukrainian, he speaks Italian, Russian and English. - 2022-11-03