Archbishop Seweryn Tytus Morawski (Ukrainian: Северин Тит Моравський; Polish: Seweryn Tytus Morawski; 2 January 1819 – 2 May 1900) was a Roman Catholic prelate, who served as an Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lviv and a Titular Bishop of Trapezopolis from 13 May 1881 until 27 March 1885 and as the Metropolitan Archbishop of the same Archdiocese from 27 March 1885 until his death on 2 May 1900.

Seweryn Morawski
Metropolitan Archbishop of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lviv
Seweryn Morawski.jpg
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed27 March 1885
Term ended2 May 1900
PredecessorFranciszek Ksawery Wierzchleyski
SuccessorJózef Bilczewski
Other postsAuxiliary Bishop of Lviv and
Titular Bishop of Trapezopolis (1881–1885)
Orders
Ordination31 August 1851 (Priest)
Consecration26 June 1881 (Bishop)
by Franciszek Ksawery Wierzchleyski
Personal details
Birth nameSeweryn Tytus Morawski
Born(1819-01-02)2 January 1819
Siltse, Austrian Empire (present day in Pidhaitsi Raion, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine)
Died2 May 1900(1900-05-02) (aged 81)
Lviv, Austro-Hungarian Empire (present day in Ukraine)
Family coat of arms Dąbrowa of Archbishop Seweryn Morawski

LifeEdit

Archbishop Morawski was born in the szlachta Polish Roman Catholic family in the present day Pidhaitsi Raion. After graduation of the gymnasium education, he subsequently joined Faculty of Philology of the University of Lviv (1834–1836), but left his studies, because of his father's death and his own illness. In 1837–1841 he graduated Faculty of Low at the same university and in 1841–1849 worked as a public servant in the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria government. After that, Morawski joined Faculty of Theology of the University of Lviv and the Major Roman Catholic Theological Seminary in Lviv in 1849, was ordained as priest on August 31, 1851, for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lviv,[1] and completed his philosophical and theological studies in 1852.[2]

After his ordination, he served as an assistant priest in the Holy Cross parish in Horodok (1852–1853) and in Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Lviv (1853–1855). Later he was appointed as a chancellor of the Metropolitan curia (1855–1881) and a dean of the Cathedral (1867–1875).[2]

On May 13, 1881, he was appointed by the Pope Leo XIII as an Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lviv and a Titular Bishop of Trapezopolis. On June 26, 1881, he was consecrated as bishop by Metropolitan Archbishop Franciszek Ksawery Wierzchleyski and other prelates of the Roman Catholic Church and the Armenian Catholic Church[1] in the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Lviv. In the same time he was nominated as a Vicar General of the Archdiocese.[2]

On April 18, 1884, with the death of Metropolitan Franciszek Ksawery Wierzchleyski, he became a Vicar capitular of the Archdiocese and on March 27, 1885, was confirmed by the Holy See as a Metropolitan Archbishop.[2]

Archbishop Morawski died, while in the office, on May 2, 1900, and was buried in the crypt of the seminarian chapel.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Archbishop Seweryn Tytus Morawski-Dąbrowa †". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Архієпископ Северин Титус Моравський". rkc.in.ua (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 20 April 2018.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Antonio Maria Grasselli
Titular Bishop of Trapezopolis
1881–1885
Succeeded by
Francesco Sogaro
Preceded by
Franciszek Ksawery Wierzchleyski
Metropolitan Archbishop of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lviv
1885–1900
Succeeded by
Józef Bilczewski