Ask the Priest

Q: Is there a possibility that your eparchy will expand to far-flung parts Asia particularly in the Philippines?

A. One should never say “never” to anything I suppose but the chances of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy in Australia to expand into Asia are not very good at the present time.

To expand an eparchy, the church needs churches, clergy and people. All of these are in very low numbers in Asia. There has to be a formal procedure put in place so that would justify such a move. One would have to come up with a formal structure which is in place. At present, there are no steps in place for the Eparchy to expand.