Saturday, October 01, 2016

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has twice as many parishes as two schismatic organizations together

Image result for Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow PatriarchateThe Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has 53 dioceses where 84 hierarchs and 10 169 priests work.
Besides, the UOC has 12 334 communities, 207 monasteries with 4847 monks and nuns, 3707 Sunday schools, press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reports.
Meanwhile, two schismatic organizations - the so-called Kiev Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Church - have correspondently 36 and 12 hierarchs, 3332 and 723 priests, 211 and 19 monks and nuns.

According to the report, the UOC has "twice as many parishes as two other major confessions jointly, and the number of its monks and nuns exceeds theirs in 21 times."

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