vladyka Cyril Vasiľ SJ

Prof. ThDr. ICODr. Cyril Vasil, SJ, PhD. is a Slovak Greek-Catholic Archbishop and currently also the Eparchial Bishop of the Košice Eparchy. He completed his theological studies at the Catholic Theological Seminary in Bratislava and was ordained a priest in 1987, when he also emigrated to Italy. He completed his theological education with a Licentiate and later a Doctorate in Canon Law and in 1990 he entered the Society of Jesus in Genoa. In the following years he held several important positions, including that of Dean of the Faculty of Eastern Ecclesiastical Law and Rector of the Pontifical Oriental Institute. He was consecrated a bishop in 2009 in Rome, and was also appointed Secretary of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.