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The Eastern Catholic Church
The Catholic Church is currently comprised of twenty-two autonomous churches. Each church enjoys a
status of relative independent self-goverance vis--vis the Roman Pontiff - with whom they are in full
communion and in whose person universal communion is realized.
The following is a list of the eastern Catholic autonomous churches, arranged according to the
tradition(s) they observe:
I. Alexandria:
1. Coptic
2. Ethiopian
II. Antiochene:
1. Malankar
2. Maronite
3. Syrian
III. Constantinopolitan:
1. Albanian
2. Belorussian
3. Bulgarian
4. Greek
5. Hungarian
6. Italo-Albanian
7. Melkite
8. Romanian
9. Russian
10. Ruthenian
11. Slovak
12. Ukrainian
13. Yugoslav
IV. Armenian:
1. Armenian
V. Chaldean:
1. Chaldean
2. Malabar
3. Latin - Western Rite
The following is a list of eastern catholic autonomous churches, organized according to their
hierarchical status:
VI. Patriarchal Churches:
1. Armenian Church
2. Chaldean Church
3. Coptic Church
4. Latin Church
5. Maronite Church
6. Melkite Church
7. Syrian Church
VII. Major Archiepiscopal Church:
1. Ukrainian Church
VIII. Metropolitan Churches:
1. Ethiopian Church
2. Malabar Church
3. Malankar Church
4. Ruthenian Church
IX. Episcopal and other Churches:
1. Albanian Church
2. Belorussian Church
3. Bulgarian Church
4. Greek Church
5. Hungarian Church
6. Italo-Albanian Church
7. Romanian Church
8. Russian Church
9. Slovak Church
10. Yugoslav Church