Metropolitan Catholic Churches sui iuris
There are 2 Eastern and Oriental Catholic Metropolitan Churches sui iuris. They and the incumbents of their primatial offices are:
Ethiopian (& Eritrean) Catholic Church:
His Excellency Metropolitan Berhane-Yesus Demerew Souraphiel, CM, Arch-Eparch of Addis Ababa of the Ethiopian Catholics
Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic Church:
His Eminence Metropolitan Basil Myron Schott, O.F.M., Arch-Eparch of Pittsburgh for the Byzantine Ruthenian Catholics in the United States
Episcopal Churches sui iuris:
These are those Eastern Churches "entrusted to hierarchs who preside over [the Church] as per the norms of common and particular laws”.
All such Churches are of the Byzantine-Greek or Byzantine-Slav Traditions. Their presiding hierarchs are all of the Order of Bishop, but are variously styled: Abbott vere nullius dioecesis; Apostolic Administrator; Apostolic Exarch; Apostolic Visitator ad nutum Sanctae Sedis; Bishop; Eparch; or Vicar Apostolic.
Each derives precedence from his office sui iuris] not from the rank or title that he holds
These Churches and presiding hierarchs are:
Byzantine Albanian Catholic Church:
His Excellency, Bishop Hil Kabashi, OFM, Apostolic Administrator of Albania Meridionale [Southern Albania] for the Albanian Byzantine Catholics
Bulgarian Greek-Catholic Church:
His Excellency, Bishop Christo Proykov, Byzantine-Slav Apostolic Exarch of Sophia for the Byzantine Bulgarian Catholics & Titular Bishop of Briula
Byzantine Croatian Catholic Church:
His Excellency, Monsignor Slavomir Miklovs, Vladyka [Bishop] of the Eparchy of Krizevci for the Byzantine Croatian Catholics and for All Byzantine Catholics [in the former Republics of Yugoslavia]
Byzantine Greek Catholic Church:
His Excellency, Bishop Anárghyros Printesis, Apostolic Exarch of Athens for the Faithful of the Eastern Rites & the Byzantine Greek Catholics
Byzantine Hungarian Catholic Church:
His Excellency Szilárd Keresztes, Bishop of the Eparchy of Hajdúdorog of the Byzantine Hungarian Catholics
Byzantine Slovak Catholic Church:
His Excellency Ján Babjak, SJ, Bishop of the Eparchy of Presov of the Byzantine Slovakian Catholics
Two Episcopal Churches sui iuris require explanation as to certain unique aspects.
Byzantine Italo-Grieco-Albanian Catholic Church:
This Church has 3 separate and independent jurisdictions, which have no formal canonical relationship between or among them. None of the three presiding hierarchs is singularly designated as the presiding hierarch of the Church. Thus, although they are counted as a single Church sui iuris, they are, technically, three distinct Churches. The hierarchs and jurisdictions are:
His Excellency Ercole Lupinacci, Bishop of the Eparchy of Lungro degli Italo-Albanesi [for the Italo-Albanians] in Calabria
His Excellency Sotìr Ferrara, Bishop of the Eparchy of Piana degli Albenisi [for the Italo-Albanians] in Sicily
Right Reverend Archimandrite Emiliano Fabbricatore, OSBI, Abbott vere nullius dioecesis of the Exarchic Abbey and Territorial Monastery sui iuris of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata for the Byzantine Italo-Greek Catholics
Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic Church:
This Church, and its suffragn jurisdiction, situated in the East Europe homeland of its faithful, has no formal canonical relationship with the Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic Metropolitan Church sui iuris in the United States. As a result, it is technically a Church sui iuris unto itself, although the two are considered a single entity in counting Churches sui iuris.
It is presided by His Excellency Milan Sasek, CM, Apostolic Administrator of the Eparchy of Mukaèevo of the Byzantine Ruthenian Catholics.