Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

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The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has just celebrated the 25th anniversary of its legalization. However, Major Archbishop Shevchuk, leader of the Church says that they are faced once again with the possibility of being outlawed in parts of Ukraine. He stated that, "The local so-called authorities issued a special law, which obliged each religious community to renew its registration and perhaps for the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church it is very difficult to get a new registration. This means that starting in January 2015, we simply will be outside the law" (, 13 Dec. 2014).

In the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk where the conflict is great, only three Catholic priests remain. The Archbishop has called for greater efforts from the Orthodox Churches to help bring peace to the region and between Ukraine and Russia.

"We [Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church] are trying to be...

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