Milan Chautur, C.Ss.R.
|Eparchial Bishop of Slovak Catholic Eparchy of Ko?ice|
|Church||Slovak Greek Catholic Church|
|Appointed||27 January 1997 (as Apostolic Exarch)|
30 January 2008 (as Eparchial Bishop)
|Other posts||Titular Bishop of Cresima (1992-2008)|
Auxiliary Bishop of Slovak Catholic Eparchy of Pre?ov (1992-1997)
|Ordination||14 June 1981 (Priest)|
by Joakim Segedi
|Consecration||29 February 1992 (Bishop)|
by Jan Hirka
|Birth name||Milan Chautur|
|Born||4 September 1957|
(present day Slovakia)
|Coat of arms|
Milan Chautur, C.Ss.R. (born 4 September 1957 in Snina, Czechoslovakia, present day Slovakia) is a Slovak Greek Catholic hierarch, who has served as the first Eparchial Bishop of the newly created Slovak Catholic Eparchy of Ko?ice since 30 January 2008. Previously he was an Auxiliary Bishop of the Slovak Catholic Eparchy of Pre?ov from 11 January 1992 until 27 January 1997 and as Apostolic Exarch of the Apostolic Exarchate of Ko?ice from 29 January 1997 until 30 January 2008.
Chautur was born to a Greek-Catholic family in the Pre?ov Region of the Eastern Slovakia, but he grew up in the village of Ve?ká Po?ana, which no longer exists. Following his graduation from gymnasium in Humenné, he joined the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer.
In the Congregation Chautur made a profession on 2 August 1974 and a solemn profession on 2 August 1980. He was ordained as priest on 14 June 1981, after completed philosophical and theological studies in the Roman Catholic Faculty of Theology of Cyril and Methodius at the Comenius University in Bratislava.
After ordination he served as a parish priest, but during 1982-1984 was forced to make a compulsory service in the Czechoslovak People's Army. Then he continued to serve as a parish priest in Medzilaborce (1984-1985), ?migovec (1985-1989) and Porúbka (1989-1992). For his active pastoral activity with the youth he was in the attention of the State Security of the Communist regime of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic. On July 1, 1990, he was elected as a Vice-Provincial of the Slovak Redemptorist Province based in Michalovce.
On 11 January 1992, Chautur was appointed and on 29 February 1992 he was consecrated to the Episcopate as an Auxiliary Bishop of Slovak Catholic Eparchy of Pre?ov and the Titular Bishop of Cresima. The principal consecrator was Bishop Jan Hirka, the Head of the Slovak Greek Catholic Church.
|Catholic Church titles|
Joseph Francis Cleary
| Titular Bishop of Cresima
Éric de Moulins-Beaufort
|New title|| Apostolic Exarch of Ko?ice
himself as Eparchial Bishop
himself as Apostolic Exarch
| Eparchial Bishop of Ko?ice