Balaban, Arsenii

Balaban, Arsenii (Marko) [Балабан, Арсеній (Марко)], birth and death dates unknown. Bishop of Lviv in 1549–69, the second bishop after the #restoration of the Halych–Lviv eparchy. He struggled to cast off the protectorate of the Roman Catholic archbishop of Lviv and defended the rights of his office and his clergy from the Polish nobility.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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