Father Bohdan Borowec

Aliases:
  • Bohdan Borowic
  • Bothdan Borowec
  • Bothdan Borowic
Father Bohdan Borowec
Father Bohdan Borowec

In 2011 Father Bohdan Borowec was a priest in the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg. The diocese is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The archeparchy’s website listed Borowec as the administrator of two parishes in Winnipeg, Christ the King and Holy Ghost.

On February 17, 2011, while on a visit to Honolulu, Hawaii, Borowec was arrested and charged with kidnapping and 2 counts of 4th degree sexual assault. The alleged victim was an adult woman who was a parishioner of St. Sophia’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic Mission in Honolulu, which belongs to the Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy, which is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The priest remained in jail since he was unable to post the $75,000 bail.

Borowec was indicted on the charges by a grand jury on February 23, 2011. The priest remained in custody since he was still unable to post bail.

The matter came to trial in August of 2011. Borowec was found not guilty of all charges.

Borowec’s history*

1954: Born in Poland

pre-1984: Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Seminary in Ottawa, Ontario

1984: Ordained for the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg

1985-1986: Pastor of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church in Beausejour, Manitoba, with missions in Thalberg and Tyndall

1991, 1992, 1993: Pastor at Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Fisher Branch, Manitoba, with missions at Saint Demetrius in Bjarmi, Saint Demetrius in Chatfield, Saint John the Baptist in Hamrik, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Meleb, Saint Nicholas in Poplarfield, Saint Michael in Red Rose, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Rembrandt, Saint John the Baptist in Silver, and Transfiguration in Sylvan.

1994: Pasor at Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Fisher Branch, Manitoba, with missions at Saints Peter & Paul in Fraserwood, Saint John Bosco in Hamrilik, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Meleb, Saint Nicholas in Poplarfield, Saint Michael in Red Rose, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Rembrandt, Saint John the Baptist in Silver and Transfiguration in Sylvan.

1995, 1996: Listed as living in Winnipeg, but not listed as the pastor or administrator of any parish

1997: Pastor at Saint Joseph Ukrainian Catholic Church in Thompson, Manitoba, and Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Flin Flon, Manitoba.

1998, 1999, 2000, 2002: Listed as living in Winnipeg, but not listed as the pastor or administrator of any parish

2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009: Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, Winnipeg

2010, 2011: Administrator at Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church and Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church in Winnipeg.

February 17, 2011: Arrested in Honolulu, Hawaii

February 23, 2011: Indicted by Honolulu grand jury

August 8, 2011: Acquitted of all charges

*Many thanks to “Sylvia’s Site.” The bulk of this history was taken from there. The site also provides Sylvia’s sources.