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After the partition of Poland (1795), most of the Ruthenians (except in Galicia) passed under Russian control and were gradually suppressed in favor of Orthodoxy.In the Kholn district (ceded by Austria in 1815), they survived till c.1875.The name is simply a Latinized form of “Russian.” Sometimes they are known as “Ukrainians,” and occasionally as White Russians and Slovaks.Their ancestors, converts of Vladimir,* were part of the Russian Church under the metropolitan of Kiev until his expulsion after the Union of Florence (1443).

Under the new non-communist Slovak government, most of these had been returned to the Slovak Greek Catholic Church by 1993.Bishop Gojdic died in prison from harsh treatment in 1960; Bishop Hopko was released from prison in 1968 and died in 1976.This situation persisted until 1968 when, under the influence of the “Prague Spring” presided over by Alexander Dubcek, former Greek Catholic parishes were allowed to return to Catholicism if they so, Karen M Laun, 5 December 1999 Emphasizing Procedures & Pitfalls Lecture Handout - 1996 by, Thomas A.Peters Certified Genealogical Records Specialist The religious history of Greek Catholics in Slovakia is closely related to that of the Ruthenians.

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