Vatican City, Jan 2, 2006 / 22:00 pm
The Holy father has accepted the renunciation of the Pastoral governor of the Exarchate of Stamford for the Ukrainians, presented by His Eminence Basil Harry Losten, and named a sucessor to replace him.
The Pope has named him His Eminence Paul Patrick Chomnycky, O.S.B.M to replace him, he was until now Apostolic Exarch for the Ukrainians of Byzantine rite living in Great Britain.
H.E Msgr. Paul Patrick Chomnicky O.S.B.M was born on May 19 1954 in Vancouver. He studied at the University of British Columbia, were he graduated in Business.
He entered the Basilian Order of San Josafat, he studied philosophy at the Pontificate Ateneo Saint Anselm in Rome and Theology at the Gregorian University in Rome.
He was ordained priest on October 1 1988, after making his perpetual profession.
On April 5 2002 he was appointed titular Bishop of Buffada and Apostolic Exarch for the Ukrainians of Byzantine rite living in Great Britain.