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Blessed Yakym Senkivskyi (Ukrainian: Яким Сеньківський; 2 May 1896 - 29 June 1941) was a Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest and martyr.

Senkivskyi was born in the village of Hayi Velykyi in Ternopil Oblast. He studied theology in Lviv, and was ordained a priest on 4 December 1921. He received a doctorate in theology from Innsbruck. In 1923 he went to Krekhiv and became a novice in the Order of Saint Basil the Great. After he professed his first vows, he was transferred to the village of Krasnopushcha, and later to the village of Lavriv. From 1931 to 1938 he held different positions in the Monastery of Saint Onufrius in Lviv.

In 1939, he was appointed abbot of the monastery in Drohobych. On June 26, 1941, he was arrested by the Soviets, and on June 29, he was boiled in a cauldron in the Drohobych prison.

He was beatified by Pope John Paul II on June 27, 2001.

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uk:Сеньківський Яким Іван

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