In a history of the KGB, we read that the Greek Uniate Church
of Ukraine (now the Ukrainian Catholic Church) "became the world's largest illegal church.
Certainly the provision of education in the Brazilian colonies by the Uniate Church
and the staffing of state schools by members of religious orders placed the church in a position where it was able to monitor, and largely control, the process of cultural change in the Ukrainian colonies in Brazil.
The last coup is the infamous comedy of the Uniate Church
, suppressed and, thanks be to God, more alive than ever in persecution.
Applying this definition to a real social context, we will refer to the evolution of the Romanian Uniate Church
in the last decades, to the effects of the changes in the present society over the spiritual life of its believers, to the modification of its profile of identity; and finally, we shall try to formulate some practical suggestions regarding the ways in which the church could better adapt to the current situation, starting from the ideas presented by some of the leading world researchers of the sociology of religion.
Weeks, "The 'End' of the Uniate Church
in Russia: The Vozsoedinenie of 1875," Jahrbucher fur Geschichte Osteuropas 44, 1 (1995): 1-13; Weeks, "Between Rome and Tsargrad: The Uniate Church
in Imperial Russia," in Of Religion and Empire, 70-91.
The only area in which the Grand Duke tried to soften policy towards the civilian population was with respect to the Uniate Church
Skinner maintains that the Uniate church
was created on the initiative of Ruthenians themselves in this context, some of whom felt the Orthodox church was at a disadvantage in the confessional disputes because of a lack of education and effective leadership (from Constantinople).
I also admired very much the freedom fight of the Ukrainians and especially of the Uniate church
, which is today the dominant church of at least Southern and Western Ukraine.
The process of Polonisation was much more complete here than in Western Ukraine, where the followers of the Uniate Church
did not lose their Ukrainian identity.
Approximately 30 percent of Catholics belong to the Eastern Rite Uniate Church
The Uniate faith (which is sometimes also known as the Greek Catholic rite) is now nearly extinct in Belarus owing to pressure from the two larger churches, but, on the other hand, the Uniate Church
is supported on principle by many nationally conscious Belarusians who do not want to see their country divided between its powerful neighbours, even at the religious level.
This is a centuries-old fear, originating during the Counter-Reformation, when the Catholic Church converted much of the Orthodox borderland peoples to the Uniate Church