Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church

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Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church
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ClassificationEastern Catholic
TheologyCatholic theology
PolityEpiscopal
StructureMetropolitanate
PopeTemplate:Incumbent Pope
PrimateMetropolitan William C. Skurla
AssociationsCongregation for the Oriental Churches
RegionUnited States, Czech Republic and Ukraine
LiturgyByzantine Rite
HeadquartersCathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Origin1646
Merger ofUnion of Uzhhorod
Congregations664
Members419,500
Ministers549
Other name(s)Byzantine Catholic Church (US only)
Official websitearchpitt.org

The Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church, also known in the United States as the Byzantine Catholic Church, is an Eastern Catholic church that uses the Byzantine Rite. It is one of the 23 Eastern Catholic churches that are in full communion with the Holy See. There are two main communities within the church: American and European. In the United States, the Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh is self-governing (sui iuris).[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Ruthenian Catholic Church". Catholic Near East Welfare Association. Archived from the original on August 6, 2007. Retrieved April 20, 2010.