Number of Religious Organizations as of 1 January, 2003 broken down according to regions of Ukraine

Statistics supplied by the National Committee on Religious Matters of Ukraine
(*see note 1)

     Denominations 

Regions

Orthodox
(*see note 2)

Greek Catholic

Roman Catholic

Protestants

Others

Crimea
(Autonomous Republic)

Total 491

UOC (MP) 445

UOC KP 20

UAOC 12

Old Believers 3

Others 11

6

13

257 / 29

347 / 30
(* see
note 3)

Vinnytsia

Total 1011 / 54

UOC (MP) 784 / 51

UOC KP 166

UAOC 52

Old Believers 9 / 3

14

124

311 / 113

49 / 5

Volyn

Total 783

UOC (MP) 533

UOC KP 235

UAOC 15

14

26

339 / 16

6 / 1

Dnipropetrovsk

Total 536 / 29

UOC (MP) 455

UOC KP 70 / 29

UAOC 8

Old Believers 2

Others 1

4 / 1

5

306 / 8

29

Donetsk

Total 541

UOC (MP) 455

UOC KP 80

UAOC 3

Old Believers 2

Others 1

23 / 1

5

581 / 18

64 / 6

Zhytomyr

Total 719 / 4

UOC (MP) 549 / 1

UOC KP 162 / 1

UAOC 3

Old Believers 5 / 2

5 / 1

132

206 / 8

20

Zakarpattіa (Transcarpathia)

Total 571 / 12

UOC (MP) 553 / 12

UOC KP 16

UAOC 1

Old Believers 1

326 / 5 / 3

91 / 7

406 / 167

18 / 3

Zaporizhzhia

Total 379

UOC (MP) 275

UOC KP 86

UAOC 7

Old Believers 2

Others 9

3

10

274 / 35

30 / 15

Ivano-Frankivsk

Total 436

UOC (MP) 25

UOC KP 285

UAOC 126

655

34

 

3

Kyiv
(region)

Total 824

UOC (MP) 535

UOC KP 274

UAOC 14

Old Believers 1

8

21

398

14

Kirovohrad

Total 240

UOC (MP) 188

UOC KP 34

UAOC 14

Old Believers 4

2

194 / 18

10 / 1

Luhansk

Total 340

UOC (MP) 315

UOC KP 15

UAOC 4

Old Believers 1

Others 5

2

1

246 / 2

33

Lviv

Total 825 / 7

UOC (MP) 62 / 1

UOC KP 401 / 3

UAOC 361 / 2

Others 1 / 1

1502 / 38

140

262 / 39

19

Mykolayiv

Total 345

UOC (MP) 228

UOC KP 108

UAOC 8

Others 1

5

9

177

16

Odessa

Total 582 / 2

UOC (MP) 481

UOC KP 781

UAOC 3

Old Believers 13 / 2

Others 14

9

16

326 / 29

33 / 1

Poltava

Total 509 / 2

UOC (MP) 388

UOC KP 108

UAOC 11

Old Believers 2 / 1

Others – / 1

3

5

228 / 4

23 / 1

Rivne

Total 857 / 8

УПЦ (МП 564 / 5

UOC KP 272 / 3

UAOC 21

3

17

393 / 12

11

Sumy

Total 392

UOC (MP) 331

UOC KP 59

Others 2

2

5

157 / 3

12 / 1

Ternopil

Total 620

UOC (MP) 121

UOC KP 210

UAOC 289

774

82

156

4

Kharkiv

Total 286 / 1

UOC (MP) 252

UOC KP 15

UAOC 15

Old Believers 3 / 1

Others 1

5

12

238 / 64

33 / 7

Kherson

Total 363

UOC (MP) 286

UOC KP 49

UAOC 28

7

14

193 / 4

37 / 2

Khmelnytsky

Total 1066

UOC (MP) 833

UOC KP 163

UAOC 65

Old Believers 4

Others 1

21

139

294

24

Cherkasy

Total 582

UOC (MP) 443

UOC KP 86

UAOC 52

Old Believers 1

1

7

313

28

Chernivtsi

Total 544 / 12

UOC (MP) 404 / 4

UOC KP 130 / 5

UAOC – / 1

Old Believers 10 / 2

21

32

391 / 105

17 / 8

Chernihiv

Total 544 / 3

UOC (MP) 469 / 2

UOC KP 73

UAOC 2 / 1

Others 1

2

3

140 / 25

10

City of Kyiv

Total 303 / 6

UOC (MP) 167 / 3

UOC KP 107 / 2

UAOC 24

Old Believers 2

Others 3 / 1

9

20

331 / 62

68 / 2


Total in Ukraine

14689 / 140

3424 / 45

965 / 7

7227 / 791

958 / 83

Note 1: The first figure denotes communities whose statutes are fully registered according to legal requirements; the second figure denotes communities which operate without registration, which is allowed according to Ukrainian legislation.

Note 2: In addition to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (of the Moscow Patriarchate), the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, the following communities are also active in Ukraine: the Free Russian Orthodox Church (outside of Russia), the Russian True Orthodox Church, Greek communities of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and a few other independent Orthodox communities. Under the heading “Orthodox” these are included under “Other.”

UOC (MP): Ukrainian Orthodox Church (of the Moscow Patriarchate)

UOC KP: Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate

UAOC: Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church

Note 3: There are 329 Moslem communities with statutes registered included here; and another 29 communities operating without registered statutes

Journal Liudyna i Svit, Kyiv, January 2003