Milan Šašik is confirmed dead at the age of 67.
Milan was best known as a Slovak-born Ukrainian Ruthenian Catholic hierarch.
Milan Šašik C.M.
Eparch of Mukacheve
Milan Šášik.jpg
ChurchRuthenian Greek Catholic Church
DioceseEparchy of Mukacheve
Appointed17 March 2010
Term ended14 July 2020
PredecessorIvan Semedi
Ordination6 June 1976 (Priest)
Consecration6 January 2003 (Bishop)
by John Paul II
Personal details
Born(1952-09-17)17 September 1952
Lehota, Czechoslovakia
Died14 July 2020(2020-07-14) (aged 67)
Previous postApostolic administrator of Mukacheve (since 2002)
Motto Ambassador marry blahovѣstyty nyschymъ - sent me to preach to the poor
Coat of armsMilan Šašik C.M.'s coat of arms
Milan Šašik (17 September 1952 – 14 July 2020) was a Slovak-born Ukrainian Ruthenian Catholic hierarch, Bishop of the Eparchy of Mukacheve.
Born on 17 September 1952 in Lehota, Slovakia. After primary and secondary schools in 1971 - 1976 he was student rates philosophy and Theology in the High Seminary in Bratislava.
July 31, 1971 he entered the missionary Congregation of Lazarists. September 27, 1973 has made perpetual vows.
6 June 1976 was ordained a priest. Later served a variety of pastoral work, was originally chaplain, then - the pastor. For permission Vatican, Fr. Milan Shashik served in two ceremonies: the Greek Catholic and the Latin.
In 1990 in 1992, studied at the Pontifical Institute of Spirituality "Teresianum" in Rome and where he received a master's degree.
On October 5, 1992 to 7 July 1998, he worked at the Apostolic Nunciature in Ukraine. Then within a year was director of the novitiate of the Congregation of the Fathers Lazarystiv in Slovakia. In August 2000 he returned to Ukraine and became a pastor in Perechyn, Transcarpathia.
November 12, 2002, Pope John Paul II appointed Fr. Milan titular bishop of Bononia, Apostolic Administrator ad nutum Sanctae Sedis Diocese of Mukachevo Greek Catholic Church.
6 January 2003 in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome was episcopal consecration.
In addition to his native Slovak, he speaks Ukrainian, Italian, Czech, Russian and Polish. He is of Ruthenian ethnicity.
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