Eastern Church is the principal
component of Ukrainian religious life. It unites more than one half of all religious
communities: 70% - the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 20% - the Ukrainian Orthodox Church -
the Kyiv Patriarchate, and 7% - the Ukrainian Autocephnlous Orthodox Church.
A noticeable place in Ukraine's religious
life is occupied by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
This church places second by the number of religious communities and
ranks first as to the number of monasteries. It also runs 19 Greek Catholic eparchies of
Ukrainian Diaspora in other countries.
Roman Catholic Church
is among the churches whose progress has been marked by special
dynamism. Protestant churches are also well represented in Ukraine: Baptist, Pentecostal,
Reformist, Adventist, Lutheran and other denominations, The number of Moslem and Judaic
communities has noticeably increased in Ukraine, too.
Over the past several years non-traditional
religious organisations (Charismatic, Mormon, Krishnaite etc.) have spread, though they do
not influence the religious situation in Ukraine.
Ukraine is a multinational and multireligious
country, where the Eastern and the Western traditions coexist. This is the nation's great
wealth and a source of high morals and spiritual integrity.