Greek Catholic. Redemptorist, making his vows on 28 August 1926. Studied philosophy and theology in Belgium. Ordained in Ukraine on 4 September 1937. Worked in Volyn. Arrested for his faith on 20 December 1940, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, during Mass while giving a homily, and imprisoned in a converted Brigittine convent. One of the Martyrs Killed Under Communist Regimes in Eastern Europe.
- crucified against a wall by Communists in June 1941 at Bryhidky prison, Zamarstynivska Street, Lviv, L’vivs’ka oblast’, Ukraine
- “Blessed Zenon Kovalyk“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 June 2015. Web. 28 October 2016. <>