Biography of Father Vladimir Prokopiv

Description:
Entered the Greek Catholic seminary in Przemyśl in 1931; continued his studies in Rome and was ordained in 1936. Returned to Poland prior to 1939 and ministered in the eastern districts; he was there at the time of the Soviet and German occupations. In 1947, after the return of the Red Army and establishment of the Soviet regime, Father Vladimir was arrested and sentenced to prison camp. He was sent to Tayshetlag (Irkutsk oblast); released in 1955. Remained in Siberia and clandestinely ministered among German, Polish and Ukrainian Catholics. Later went to Vilnius, where he was soon re-arrested and exiled. After his release from exile he returned to Vilnius. Worked as a watchman at a cemetery – later, at a State collective farm. Although an invalid, he aided Polish priests in Belorussia. Source: List compiled by Roman Dzwonkowski; Madała, p. 127
Variant Names:
Prokopiv, Vladimir; Prokop'ev, Vladimir
Dates:
1931-1955
Locations:
Przemyśl (Poland); Rome (Italy); Irkutsk (Russia); Vilnius (Lithuania); Belarus
Subjects:
male; clergy and religious; fate unknown