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Uniate Churches
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So-called Uniate Churches are churches of Eastern Christendom that are in communion with the Roman Catholic Church. The term “uniate” was first used by those opposed to the Union of Brest-Litovsk (1595/96), which brought many Ukrainian Orthodox believers into allegiance with Rome. The churches thus united with Rome, which prefer to call themselves Eastern Catholic (EC) churches, belong to various traditions, following Byzantine, Coptic, Syrian, and other rites.

The several EC churches of th…

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Suttner, Ernst C. and Editors, the, “Uniate Churches”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 21 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_U.12>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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