ASIA/KAZAKHSTAN - Appointment of auxiliary bishop of Karaganda

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has appointed as auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Karaganda, Kazakhstan, the Reverend Msgr. Yevgeniy Zinkovskiy, until now vicar general of the same diocese, assigning him the titular see of Maiuca.
Msgr. Yevgeniy Zinkovskiy was born on 27 July 1975 in Shortandy, Kazakhstan.
After primary and secondary school, he completed his philosophical and theological formation in Gniezno, Poland.
He was ordained a priest on 1 August 1999. After ordination, he was deputy parish priest of the then Saint Joseph's Cathedral parish in Karaganda.
From 2001-2003 he studied at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, where he obtained a licentiate in Philosophy.
From 2003 to 2011, he served as parish priest in Balkhash (2003-2009) and Temirtau (2009-2011).
In 2011, he was appointed as chancellor of the diocesan Curia. From 2015 until the present he has been vicar general of Karaganda.
In 2018 he received his doctorate in philosophy from the John Paul II Pontifical University in Krakow.
In addition to Russian and Polish, he also speaks Italian and English. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 30/6/2021)