Mieczysław Mokrzycki

Mieczysław Mokrzycki is archbishop of Lviv. He was born on 29 March 1961 in Majdan Łukawiecki, Poland.

The Most Reverend

Mieczysław Mokrzycki
Archbishop of Lviv of the Latins
Installed21 October 2008
PredecessorMarian Jaworski
Other postsCoadjutor Archbishop of Lviv of the Latins (2007–2008)
Ordination17 September 1987
by Marian Jaworski
Consecration29 September 2007
by Pope Benedict XVI
Personal details
Born (1961-03-29) 29 March 1961 (age 59)
Majdan Łukawiecki, People's Republic of Poland
Nationality Polish
DenominationRoman Catholic
Alma materPontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum
MottoHumilitas (English: Humility)
Coat of armsMieczysław Mokrzycki's coat of arms


Mokrzycki earned a Doctorate of Sacred Theology in 1996 from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum. His dissertation was entitled "La formazione sacerdotale nell'arcidiocesi di Leopoli dei Latini alla luce dei recenti documenti dopo il Concilio Vaticano II (Priestly Formation in the Archdiocese of Leopoldi de Latini in light of recent documents after Vatican II).".[1] Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lviv of the Latins (Ukraine)[2]


On 16 July 2007 he was appointed coadjutor archbishop of Lviv, and consecrated on 29 September 2007 by Pope Benedict XVI (principal consecrator) and Cardinals Tarcisio Bertone and Marian Jaworski (co-consecrators). He was one of six new Bishops consecrated on that day, the first consecrated by Pope Benedict after his election as Pope. On 21 October 2008 he became Archbishop of Lviv of the Latins after the resignation of Cardinal Marian Jaworski. On 29 September 2007 Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki was honoured by the president of Poland Lech Kaczyński with the Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, for outstanding services to the Polish Church, working for the Poles in Ukraine. He received the pallium from Pope Benedict in June 2009 at a traditional Mass marking the feast of the Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Saints Peter and Paul.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Marian Jaworski
Archbishop of Lviv