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Eastern Catholic Churches

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The '''Eastern Rite Catholic''' Churches are churches that follow the ancient liturgical traditions of the East, while being in [[full communion]] with the [[Roman Catholic Church]] and placing themselves under the ultimate authority of the [[Pope|Bishop of Rome]]. Some of these churches, like the [[Orthodox Church]], follow the Byzantine tradition, while others follow other liturgical traditions. The history of each Eastern Rite Catholic church is unique, some having sided with Rome at the time of the [[Great Schism]] and some being joined to Rome after that time. They are sometimes referred to as '''Uniates''', a term which many Eastern Catholics reject as derrogatory.
Many of these churches have a direct non-Catholic (usually [[Orthodox Church|Orthodox]] or [[Oriental Orthodox|Oriental]] ) counterpart. Others exist only within the Catholic Communion.
==List of Eastern Rite Catholic Churches==
*Ukrainian Catholic Church ([[Church of Ukraine]])
The following Eastern Rite Catholic Church have "counterparts " in the [[Oriental Orthodox]] Churches. The counterpart is listed in parenthesis.
*Armenian Catholic Church ([[Church of Armenia]])

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