Miroslaw Marusyn

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Archbishop Miroslaw Marusyn

Miroslaw Stefan Marusyn ( Ukrainian Мирослав Марусин ; born June 26, 1924 in Knjasche , Tarnopol Voivodeship , Poland , today in Lviv Oblast , Ukraine ; † September 21, 2009 in Rome ) was an Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church .


Miroslav Marusyn studied during the Second World War in the seminary in Paderborn and received on 2 May 1948, the priestly ordination . From 1949 to 1951 he completed a doctorate at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome .

Pope Paul VI appointed him titular bishop of Cadi in 1974 and appointed him apostolic visitor for the Ukrainians in Western Europe and the Curia . He received his episcopal ordination on July 28, 1974 in the chapel of the Pontifical Ukrainian College in Rome, Curia Archbishop Ivan Bucko ; Co-consecrators were Bishop Platon Kornyljak , Apostolic Exarch for Catholic Ukrainians of the Byzantine Rite in Germany and Scandinavia , Bishop Volodymyr Malanczuk CSsR , Altexarch for the Ukrainian believers in France, Bishop Augustine Hornyak OSBM , Exarch for the believing Ukrainians of the Byzantine Rite, Joakim in England , Auxiliary Bishop in the Diocese of Križevci and Bishop Vasile Cristea AA , Apostolic Visitator of the Romanians of the Byzantine Rite in Europe .

Paul VI appointed him in 1977, succeeding Ignatius Clemens Mansourat of the Syrian Church, as Vice-President of the Commission for the Codification of Eastern Church Law (Pontificia Commissio Codici Iuris Canonici Orientalis Recognoscendo) ; In 1987 he was followed by Émile Eid from the Maronite Church.

In 1982 he was appointed by Pope John Paul II with the appointment as titular archbishop secretary of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches ; he succeeded Archbishop Mario Brini . Miroslav Marusyn was the first member of the Ukrainian Church to hold such a high office in the Curia. In 1999 he was a participant in the annual meeting of the Pontifical Foundation Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice . In 2001, his age-related resignation was granted.

He wrote many liturgical and theological essays with scientific, historical, liturgical and biblical content. In 1984 Miroslav Marusyn was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Vienna .

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Individual evidence

  1. Stefan Ihli: The editorial history of the CIC / 1983 and the CCEO - a comparison. No. 26. University of Tübingen , July 22, 1999, archived from the original on January 31, 2004 ; Retrieved December 3, 2009 .
  2. The Ukrainian Weekly 1982-40 , accessed September 22, 2009.
  3. Address of Pope John Paul II at the special audience for the members of the Pontifical Foundation Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice , Vatican, September 10, 1999.
  4. Honorary doctorates from the University of Vienna in the 20th and 21st centuries , viewed on September 22, 2009.