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With the 1991 Independence, Ukraine immediately resorted to search for ways to create a local Orthodox Church.In 1992, at the ruins of the Soviet past, there were three churches -- the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate, the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.On Dec. 15, the Cathedral of St. Sophia in Kiev hosted the unifying Council, where hierarchs, priests and laymen from three actually existing Orthodox church organizations in Ukraine -- the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate, the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the Union with the Moscow Patriarchate overcame church separation in Ukraine and created a single canonical Orthodox church organization in Ukraine -- the local Orthodox Church of Ukraine.As a result, Ukrainian Christianity again received its own church, as it was from 988 to 1686 .The church in Ukraine itself will continue to grow numerically and qualitatively.
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