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Józef Teodorowicz Հովսէպ Թեոֆիլ Թեոդորովիչ (August 25, 1864–December 4, 1938) was the last Armenian Catholic Archbishop of Lviv. Most of his family were of Armenian origin and had lived centuries in Poland.

Teodorowicz finished a grammar school in Stanislaviv then has studied on the faculty of law at Chernivtsi University in Bukovina. During his studies he suffered a crisis of belief. A year lated enrolled in a seminary in Lviv.

In 1887 he became a priest and, after the death of Izaak Mikołaj Isakowicz, in 1901 was named the Armenian Archbishop of Lviv. He is widely respected among Poles for his religious and social work.

Józef Teodorowicz died in Lviv where he was buried at the Cemetery of the Defenders of Lwów. When the city was occupied by Soviets during World War II his remains were transferred to a family cemetery to save them from profanation, there they remain today.

The outbreak of World War II prevented the nomination of a successor and afterwards the cities Armenian community was completely destroyed.

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