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A Survey of Christianity in 21st Century Ukraine
Orthodox Churches in Ukraine
The Catholic Churches of Ukraine
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in the Underground
A Brief History of Christianity in Ukraine
Ukrainian Religious Heroes
Roman Catholic beatifications (June 26, 2001): Short biographies
Greek Catholic beatifications (June 27, 2001): Short biographies
Twentieth Century Leaders of the UGCC
List of Bishops of the UGCC
The Byzantine Rite
Charitable institutions of UGCC
Monastic orders and religious congregations of the UGCC
Sanctuaries of UGCC
Structure of UGCC
Catholic Educational Institutions in Ukraine

A Survey of Christianity in 21st Century Ukraine

NEW SITE: Up-to-date information is now maintained at the Religious Information Service of Ukraine website at www.risu.org.ua.


Over 97% of the religious communities now registered in Ukraine are Christian. About half of these communities are of the Orthodox tradition. The other half is divided among Catholics and Protestants. According to official terminology the three major Orthodox jurisdictions and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church belong to the category "traditional Churches."

There are also Jews, Moslems and believers of other faiths in 21st Century Ukraine.

There are three major Orthodox jurisdictions in Ukraine:

  • The Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) has 9049 communities, most of which are located in central and southeastern Ukraine.
  • The Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) has 2781 communities, of which about a third are in the central regions and about 10% in southeastern areas.
  • The Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) has 1015 communities; about 80% are located in western Ukraine.

There are two major Catholic Churches represented in Ukraine:

  • The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) has 3317 communities, the vast majority of which are located in western Ukraine.
  • The Roman Catholic Church (RCC) has 807 communities, of which more than half are in the central regions.

There are also "pre-Chalcedonian" Churches in Ukraine like the Armenian Apostolic Church

Protestant Churches in Ukraine

The Baptist, Pentecostal and Evangelical Churches are among the fastest growing Christian communities in Ukraine.

New Religious Movements

There is also an interest in various non-traditional Christian and non-Christian new religious groups in Ukraine.

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