Blessed Ivan Sleziuk

[photograph of Blessed John]
Also known as

  • Ivan Slezyuk
  • John Sleziuk

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Greek Catholic. Ordained in 1923. Co-adjutor bishop in April 1945. Arrested for his faith on 2 June 1945, and sentenced to ten years in the forced labour camps in Vorkuta, Russia; transferred in 1950 to Mordovia, Russia. Released on 15 November 1954, and returned to Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. Arrested again for his faith in 1962; sentenced to five years in the forced labour camps. Released on 30 November 1968. Routinely and repeatedly interrogated by the KGB until his death.

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Venerated

Beatified

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  • if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Basil, contact
       Ukrain’ska Greko-Katolits’ka Tserkva
       pl. Sviatoho Yura 5
       L’viv 79000, UKRAINE

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  • “Blessed Ivan Sleziuk“. Saints.SQPN.com. 4 December 2013. Web. 1 November 2014. <>