On February 18, the Vatican Information Service announced that Pope Francis, concurring with the recommendation of the Synod of Ukrainian Catholic Bishops, which met in September 2018, in Lviv., appointed Bishop Borys Gudziak as archbishop-metropolitan of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia.
At present, Bishop Borys serves as the eparch of St. Volodymyr the Great Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy, which includes France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, and Switzerland. He is the founder and president of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. Bishop Borys is also the head of the Department of External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.
The installation will take place on June 4, at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia.