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Article about the Orthodox Church in Poland and Poland's Greek-Catholic (Uniate) Church, respectively, wherein each is discussed separately.
1,300 words Article provides the history of the Greek-Catholic faith from its inception in 1595-1596 at a time when the Ukrainian lands were part of the Polish Commonwealth, through its later gradual suppression under Tsarist Russian and later Soviet rule, its survival in Galicia, the area of Poland occupied by Austria from 1795 to1918, and its more recent history in the post WWII and post 1989 periods in Poland.
1,010 words The website provides the many names under which the Greek Catholic Church is know, gives historical bases for some of the names. It also details the Church's structure and contemporary status.in the Ukraine, Poland and North America.
810 words A discussion of the two major Eastern Rite Churches in Poland, the Orthodox Church, which was once the Russian Orthodox Church but is now autocephalous, that is independent, and the Uniate Church or Greek-Catholic Church which accepts the Bishop of Rome, i.e. the Pope, as its spiritual leader.
3,900 word Article deals primarily with the early history of the region currently encompassed by Ukraine and with the religious policies of the Soviet state, particularly as these applied to and rendered illegal the Greek-Catholic faith. Although the article's references to Poland are minimal, this recent history of the faith in the Ukraine impinges on any discussion of Greek-Catholicism in Poland.
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