- Simeon Lukac
Greek Catholic. Born to a farm family. Entered the seminary in 1913; his studies were interrupted by World War I, but he graduated in and was ordained in 1919. Taught moral theology at the seminary in Ivano-Franksivsk. Believed to have been secretly ordained a bishop in April 1945; the secrecy was necessitated by Soviet persecution of the Church. Arrested for his faith by Soviet secret police on 26 October 1949; held until 11 February 1955. Worked as a covert priest after his release. Imprisoned again in July 1962. Contracted tuberculosis and died in prison. Martyr.
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- “Blessed Symeon Lukach“. Saints.SQPN.com. 26 April 2013. Web. 11 December 2013. <>