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Church of Ukraine

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The '''Church of Ukraine''' is an [[autonomy|autonomous]] Orthodox church whose [[primate]] is confirmed by the [[Church of Russia]]. Its history extends to the introduction of Christianity into Kievan Rus' with the [[baptism]] of Prince St. [[Vladimir of Kiev]] and his people in 988, known as the [[Baptism of Rus']]. Its current primate is His Beatitude [[Volodymyr (Sabodan) of Kiev|Volodymyr (Sabodan)]] (who resides at the [[Monastery of the Kiev Caves|Kiev Pechersk Lavra]], which is the heartbeat of Ukrainian Orthodoxy), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine. Its autonomy is currently not recognized in international Orthodox gatherings.
==External links==
*[ Ukrainian Orthodox Church], official website(Ukrainian, Russian)*[ Ukrainian Orthodox Church], official website (English)*[ Orthodox Ukraine], website of UOC-MPpress service (Ukrainian, Russian)*[ Orthodoxy in Ukraine] , UOC news website (Ukrainian, Russian)

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