From the Eastern Churches
Assent of the Holy Father to the erection of the Eparchy of Chernivtsi and appointment of the first bishop
The Holy Father Francis has granted his assent to the decision of the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church to erect the Eparchy of Chernivtsi, with its seat in the same city and with territory taken from the Eparchy of Kolomyia- Chernivtsi, making it a suffragan of the Metropolitan see of Ivano-Frankivsk.
The Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church has elected as the first bishop of the Eparchy of Chernivtsi H.E. Msgr. Yosafat Moshchych, currently titular