Fr. Bohdan Prach, Ph.D


Professor of Church History

Studied at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University of Lublin (Poland).

Ph.D. in History from the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University.

Employed at UCU since 1997.

Research interests: Church history; culture of Lemko region.

Author of 2 monographs and about 15 publications on Church History in various scholarly Ukrainian and international journals.

Has executive construction experience of building churches in Ukraine and Poland, academic and residence buildings of the Holy Spirit Seminary and Ukrainian Catholic University.

In 2001, was in charge of organizing the pastoral visit to Ukraine of blessed Pope John Paul II.


2013 – Rector UCU
2009 – 2013 Vice Rector for external relations UCU
1998-2007 Rector of the Holy Spirit Seminary (Lviv)
1997-1998 Vice-Rector for Administration and Facilities Ukrainian Catholic University
1990-1997 Pastor of the Transfiguration Church (Jaroslaw, Poland)
1987-1990 Pastoral work at UGCC parishes in Binghamton, Hartford, Glen Spey (USA)
1985-1987 Pastoral work at Lemko region (Poland).