Julian Sas-Kuilovsky
Julian Sas-Kuilovsky was the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church , Ukrainska Hreko-Katolytska Tserkva), is the largest Eastern Rite Catholic sui juris particular church in full communion with the Holy See, and is directly subject to the Pope...

 from 1899 until his death in 1900.


Julian Sas-Kuilovsky was born on May 1, 1826, in the village of Koniushky-Royal, in Sambir Raion
Sambir Raion
Sambir Raion is a raion in Lviv Oblast in western Ukraine. Its administrative center is Sambir. It has a population of 74 598.It was established in 1965.-See also:* Subdivisions of Ukraine* Lviv Oblast...

, Ukraine
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 to a family of nobles. He studied philosophy in the Lviv University
Lviv University
The Lviv University or officially the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv is the oldest continuously operating university in Ukraine...

 which expelled him due his participation to the revolutionary risings which led to the revolution of 1848
Revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas
From March 1848 through July 1849, the Habsburg Austrian Empire was threatened by revolutionary movements. Much of the revolutionary activity was of a nationalist character: the empire, ruled from Vienna, included Austrian Germans, Hungarians, Slovenes, Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Ruthenians,...

. After the defeats in 1848, he followed as sotnik
Sotnik or Sotnyk was a military rank among the Cossack starshyna , Strelets Troops in Muscovy and Imperial Cossack cavalry , the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, the Ukrainian Galician Army, and the Ukrainian People's Army.-Military rank:Literally it means commander of hundred men in most Slavonic...

 (Captain) the general Józef Bem
Józef Bem
Józef Zachariasz Bem was a Polish general, an Ottoman Pasha and a national hero of Poland and Hungary, and a figure intertwined with other European nationalisms...

 in his revolutionary campaign till the final defeat of the Battle of Segesvár
Battle of Segesvár
The Battle of Segesvár was a battle in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, fought on 31 July 1849 between the Hungarian revolutionary army supplemented by Polish volunteers under the command of General Józef Bem and the Russian V Corps under General Alexander von Lüders in ally with the Austrian...

After a heavy wound on the face, he went to Paris
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 where he studied in the Saint-Sulpice Seminary and on April 1, 1854 he was ordained as a priest
Priesthood (Catholic Church)
The ministerial orders of the Catholic Church include the orders of bishops, deacons and presbyters, which in Latin is sacerdos. The ordained priesthood and common priesthood are different in function and essence....


Julian Sas-Kuilovsky served as priest one year in the island of Corfu
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 and after an amnesty in 1857 he could return in Galicia
Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria
The Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria was a crownland of the Habsburg Monarchy, the Austrian Empire, and Austria–Hungary from 1772 to 1918 .This historical region in eastern Central Europe is currently divided between Poland and Ukraine...

, where he served in a parish near Przemyśl
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 from 1859 to 1884, where from 1883 to 1884 he served also as rector
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 of the Greek Catholic Seminary
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. On June 26, 1890 he was consecrated auxiliary bishop
Auxiliary bishop
An auxiliary bishop, in the Roman Catholic Church, is an additional bishop assigned to a diocese because the diocesan bishop is unable to perform his functions, the diocese is so extensive that it requires more than one bishop to administer, or the diocese is attached to a royal or imperial office...

 of the Archeparchy of Przemyśl
Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Przemysl–Warsaw
The Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Przemyśl–Warsaw is an archeparchy located in the cities of Przemyśl and Warsaw in Poland.-History:In 1087 the Eparchy of Przemyśl was established....

 by Metropolitan Sylvester Sembratovych
Sylvester Sembratovych
Sylvester Sembratovych was the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church from 1885 until his death in 1898 and a Cardinal of the Catholic Church.-Life:...

. On 3 August 1891 he was appointed bishop of Stanyslaviv (now Ivano-Frankivsk). He did not won sympathy among the Ukrainians because of his pro-Polish attitude.

At end 1898 he was appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv
Lviv is a city in western Ukraine. The city is regarded as one of the main cultural centres of today's Ukraine and historically has also been a major Polish and Jewish cultural center, as Poles and Jews were the two main ethnicities of the city until the outbreak of World War II and the following...

, i.e. the primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. His appointment was later confirmed by Pope Leo XIII
Pope Leo XIII
Pope Leo XIII , born Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci to an Italian comital family, was the 256th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, reigning from 1878 to 1903...

 on June 19, 1899 and he was enthroned on August 30, 1899. Julian Sas-Kuilovsky died a few months later, on May 4, 1900 in Lviv.


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    Polish Biographical Dictionary
    Polski słownik biograficzny is a Polish-language biographical dictionary, comprising an alphabetically arranged compilation of authoritative biographies of some 25,000 notable Poles and of foreigners who have been active in Poland – famous as well as less well-known persons, from Popiel, Piast...

    , volume X
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