Origin of Uniate
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Its membership in the 1950s, after the incorporation of the Uniate church, was estimated at more than 15 million.
Some Uniate clergy and laymen resisted and were persecuted and imprisoned.
"pertaining to an Eastern Christian church that acknowledges the supremacy of the Pope," 1833, from Russian uniyat, from unia "unity, union," from Latin unus "one" (see one).