On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Pope Francis appointed Father Oleksandr Yazlovetskyi as titular bishop of Tulana and auxiliary of the Diocese of Kyiv-Zhytomyr of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine.Bishop-nominee Oleksandr was born on March 2, 1979 in the village of Hybalivka, Vinnytsia region. After graduating from secondary school and technical vocational colleges in Sharhorod, on September 24, 1996, he began his education at the Seminary of the Holy Spirit, in Horodok, Khmelnytskyi region. On May 25, 2004, Father Oleksandr was ordained by Bishop Leon Dubravskyi.
Father Oleksandr Yazlovetskyi then gave pastoral sevice in Murafa, Vinnytsia region. In 2005-2006, he was a tutor in the introductory course at the Seminary of the Holy Spirit in Horodok. In 2006, he began his studies at the Pontifical Lateran University. He defending a thesis on: "Mixed Spouses in the Catholic and Orthodox Church" to receive a Doctor of Canon Law degree. After completing his studies in Rome, in 2013, Fr. Oleksandr was appointed economic director of the Seminary of the Holy Spirit in Horodok as well a instructor of canon law. In 2014, he was appointed rector of the same seminary. From September 1, 2018, he has served as Chancellor of the Kyiv-Zhytomyr Diocese.
On September 18, 2019, Pope Francis appointed Father Oleksandr Yazlovetskyi a auxiliary of the diocese of Kyiv-Zhytomyr Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine.
Bishop-nominee speaks: Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Italian and English.
The Diocese of Kyiv-Zhytomyr unites the Roman Catholic parishes of Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Cherkasy and Chernihiv regions. St. Sophia Cathedral church is located in Zhytomyr, and the co-cathedral St. Oleksandr church is located in Kyiv. Since 2017, Bishop Vitalii Kryvytskiy SDB has been appointed Bishop of Kyiv-Zhytomyr Diocese.