Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lviv

The Archdiocese of Lviv ( Latin: Archidioecesis Leopolitana Latinorum ) is a Roman Catholic Archdiocese in Ukraine. The church parish in the north of the country today includes the oblasts of Lviv, Ternopil, Ivano- Frankivsk and Chernivtsi.


To 1361 was built by King Casimir the Great of Poland a number of dioceses, including Halych after he had subdued the Principality of Galicia - Volhynia. To 1412 ( arch) bishop's seat was moved from Halych to Lviv. Suffragan dioceses at that time were Przemysl, Chelm, Lutsk, and Kiev Kamjanez. 1772/95 were the western parts of the Archdiocese of Lviv, Przemysl and Chelm in the partitions of Poland at Habsburg. The eastern parts of the Archdiocese of Lutsk, Kamjanez and Zhytomyr fell to Russia and were incorporated into the newly founded Archdiocese of Mogilev. 1817/18 the Diocese of Lublin was spun off ( since 1805 instead of Chelm ) in the Archdiocese of Warsaw. The Archbishop of Lviv is titled Primate of Galicia and Lodomeria. Suffragan dioceses are Przemysl and Tarnów.

In the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria (1861-1918) decreed the Archbishop of Lviv on a Virilstimme in the Galician parliament.