Catholic 87.2% (includes Roman Catholic 86.9% and Greek Catholic, Armenian Catholic, and Byzantine-Slavic Catholic .3%), Orthodox 1.3% (almost all are Polish Autocephalous
Orthodox), Protestant 0.4% (mainly Augsburg Evangelical and Pentacostal), other 0.4% (includes Jehovah's Witness, Buddhist, Hare Krishna, Gaudiya Vaishnavism, Muslim, Jewish, Mormon), unspecified 10.8% (2012 est.)
We have created an autocephalous
church, independent of Russia, with the help of the Ecumenical Patriarch.
(7.) See, e.g., Autocephalous
Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus v.
The creation of the autocephalous
Orthodox Church of Ukraine that happened early this year is the strategically important achievement leading to our independence.
In 1992, at the ruins of the Soviet past, there were three churches - the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate, the Ukrainian Autocephalous
Orthodox Church and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.
There is a possibility of serious conflict because Ukraine has an extremely diverse religious life and Ukraine's Orthodox believers are divided among three Churches: the Ukrainian Orthodox Church based on the Moscow Patriarchate, the Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate and the small Ukrainian Autocephalous
Before Sunday's council in Kiev, there were three Orthodox Church branches in Ukraine: Now, priests from the Kiev Patriarchate and the Autocephalous
Church become members of the new church - the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
* At a ceremony on Saturday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople signed the agreement on the recognition of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church as autocephalous
Vladimir Legoida, a Russian Orthodox Church spokesman, said on September 28 that it will "break the Eucharistic communion" with the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate if it makes the Ukrainian church autocephalous
The Church split from the Patriarchate and became autocephalous
. Conflict with the Ottoman Empire became regular, and Greece tripled its size in a series of wars that culminated in 1913 and made the country less hospitable to Slavs despite their Orthodoxy.
We can now appreciate James Burtchaell's insight that in denying the direct authority of the Church over the Catholic university, Land O'Lakes did not reject the pretensions and prerogatives of a church but rather defined the Catholic university itself as an autocephalous
church, invested with its own redemptive powers.
Metropolitan Timotej confirmed for Sloboden pecat that such a letter had been sent yet he explained that what the letter called for is granting the Macedonian Church an autocephalous
status and nothing more.