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Nowadays the Orthodox Eastern Church remains the principal component of religious life. It unites more than one half of all religious communities: 70% the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 20% the Ukrainian Orthodox Church the Kyiv Patriarchate, and 7 % the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.
A noticeable place in Ukraine's religious life is occupied by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (in Halychyna the notion "Uniate Church" was replaced by the "Greek Catholic Church"). This church places second by the number of religious communities and ranks first as to the number of monasteries. It also runs 19 Greek Catholic eparchies of Ukrainian diaspora (ethnic communities) in many countries.
Roman Catholic Church is among the churches whose progress has been marked by special dynamism. Protestant churches are also well represented in Ukraine: Baptist, Pentecostal, Reformist, Adventist, Lutheran and other denominations. The number of Moslem and Judaic communities has noticeably increased in Ukraine, too.
Over the past several years religious organizations of nontraditional affiliations (Charismatic, Mormon, Krish-naite etc.) have spread, though they do not influence the religious situation in Ukraine. In a word, Ukraine is a multinational and multireligious country, where the Eastern and the Western traditions coexist. This is the nations great wealth, a source of high morals and spiritual integrity.


 
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