World’s youngest Catholic bishop consecrated in Ukraine
Bishop Stepan Sus, 38, was consecrated a bishop in Kyiv's Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ Jan. 12.
The Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church canonically elected Sus to be a Curial Bishop of the Major Archeparchy of Kyiv-Halyč. Pope Francis confirmed his selection Nov. 15, 2019, CNA reports.
After his priestly ordination for the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Lviv in 2006, Sus served as a military chaplain. From 2012 to 2019, he was parish priest of the Garrison Church of Sts. Peter and Paul and served as an advisor to the Lviv archeparchy.
While young for a bishop, Sus is not unexposed to human suffering, having conducted at least 76 funerals for Ukrainians killed in the Donbas region since 2014 amid a war with pro-Russian separatists.
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