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'''Autonomy''' (literally, "self-ruled")
is the status of a church within the [[Orthodox Church]] whose [[primate|primatial]] [[bishop]] is confirmed by one of the [[autocephaly|autocephalous]] Orthodox Churches. In all other respects, an autonomous church will be entirely self-governing. There are currently four autonomous churches within the [[Orthodox Church]], the [[Church of Sinai]], the [[Church of Finland]], the [[Church of Japan]], and the [[Church of Ukraine]].