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Resignations and Appointments, 18.02.2020

Resignation of bishop of Odessa- Simferopol, Ukraine, and appointment of successor

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Odessa-Simferopol, presented by Bishop Bronisław Bernacki.

He is succeeded by Bishop Stanislav Szyrokoradiuk, O.F.M., coadjutor of the same diocese.

Bishop Stanislav Szyrokoradiuk, O.F.M.

Bishop Stanislav Szyrokoradiuk, O.F.M., was born on 23 June 1956 in Kornachivka, in the region of Khmelnitskyi, in the current diocese of Kamyanets-Podilskyi of the Latins, Ukraine.

In 1980 he began his priestly formation at the Major Seminary of Riga, Latvia. In those years he entered the Order of Friars Minor, O.F.M., beginning his novitiate and continuing his studies in the Seminary of Riga. He was ordained a priest on 4 June 1984 and gave his perpetual vows in 1988.

From 1984 to 1994 he was parish priest of Polonne, in the current diocese of Kamyanets-Podilskyi of the Latins.

On 26 November 1994 he was appointed as auxiliary bishop of Zhytomyr (from 25 November 1998: diocese of Kyiv-Zhytomyr), receiving episcopal ordination on 6 January 1995.

From 1996 to 2016 he was national director of Caritas-Spes Ukraine.

From July 2012 to April 2014 he also held the office of apostolic administrator sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the diocese of Lutsk.

On 12 April 2014 he was appointed as bishop of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia.

On 2 February 2019 he was transferred to the see of Odessa-Simferopol as coadjutor bishop with special faculties.