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Nearly a quarter of those who belong to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church live outside Ukraine: There are 200,000 in Europe, 162,000 in Brazil, 150,000 in Argentina, 103,000 in the United States, 86,000 in Canada and 34,000 in Australia. And though some of these Ukrainians have never set foot on the land of their ancestors, they still stuff cabbage, decorate Easter eggs, embroider linens, write icons and celebrate Christianity as did their ancestors in ancient Rus’.

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Michael La Civita is the executive editor of ONE magazine.

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