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Greek Orthodox

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In the English-speaking world, ''Greek Orthodox'' mainly refers to Orthodox Christians of ethnically Greek descent and the churches they inhabit. It is also used, however, to refer to all Orthodox Christians without regard to ethnicity, much as the term ''Roman Catholic'' is used to refer to all those who belong to the [[Roman Catholic Church]], despite not being of Italian ancestry.
When used to refer to the churches of the Eastern Roman Empire, ''Greek Orthodox'' may include the Churches of [[Church of Constantinople|Constantinople]], [[Church of Alexandria|Alexandria]], [[Church of Antioch|Antioch]], [[Church of Jerusalem|Jerusalem]], [[Church of Greece|Greece]], and [[Church of Albania|Albania]]. In a number of cases, these churches may use the term ''Greek Orthodox'' to refer to themselves in English while in other languages using terms meaning other things, such as the Arabic ''Roum'' ("Roman").
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