Sviatoslav Shevchuk has been the Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) since 25 March 2011.
Shevchuk was ordained as a priest on 26 June 1994. He is an alumnus of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas Angelicum where he earned a Doctorate in theology in 1999. After completing his theological training Shevchuk served as rector of the seminary of Lviv.
From 2002 to 2005 he worked as head of the secretariat of Patriarch and Cardinal Lubomyr Husar.
Shevchuk was appointed auxiliary bishop of the Eparchy of Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires on 14 January 2009 and consecrated by Archbishop Ihor Vozniak on 7 April 2009.
On 23 March 2011, Shevchuk was elected Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church to replace Lubomyr Husar, who had retired for health reasons. Pope Benedict XVI confirmed his selection on 25 March 2011
Shevchuk was enthroned as Patriarch on 27 March 2011 in the UGCC's new mother church, the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Kyiv, which was still under construction at the time.