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In Christian history the Ukraine played a central role during the Slavicization of Eastern Christianity. It also played a key formative role as home of the largest and most active Greek, or Eastern Rite (Uniate), Catholic Church. Since Ukraine’s reemergence as a sovereign country in August 1991, there has been a struggle within Orthodoxy between those asserting an autocephalous patriarchate for Ukraine (the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kievan Patria…

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Sawatsky, Walter, “Ukraine”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 25 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_U.4>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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