New Bishop for Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St Josaphat in Parma
August 7, 2014
On August 7, 2014, Pope Francis appointed Rev. Bohdan J. Danylo the Eparch of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, OH.
The appointment was publicized in Washington, August 7, by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigan, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Bishop-elect Danylo succeeds Auxiliary Bishop John Bura of Philadelphia Ukrainian, who has been serving as apostolic administrator of the Parma diocese since 2009 upon the retirement of Bishop Robert M. Moskal
Father Danylo was born on 22 of May 1971 in Giżycko, in the province of Suwalki in Poland.
After studying philosophy in Lublin, he moved to the USA, where he received theological education at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC and was ordained a priest for the Eparchy of Stamford on October 1, 1996.
After a year of service as curate in the parish of St. Michael in Hartford, he was appointed Vice Rector of the Seminary of St. Basil the Great in Stamford. He continued his studies at the St. Vladimir's Theological Seminary, Crestwood (NY) and then at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, where in 2005 he obtained his Licentiate in Theology.
He is fluent in English, Ukrainian, Polish and Russian languages.
Since 2005 he was a Rector of the Ukrainian Seminary of St. Basil the Great in Stamford and is the eparchial vocations director.
In addition Fr. Danylo serves as secretary of the Patriarchal Commission for Clergy in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, and is a member of the Working Group for the Development of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
Fr. Bohdan also serves as Board Director of the Providence Association of Ukrainian Catholics in America, and is a member of the League of Ukrainian Catholics of America.