All that was mentioned above relates to the Roman Catholics, that is Catholics of the Western (Roman) rite. However, in Banja Luka there are also Catholics of the Eastern (Greek Catholic) rite, mainly of Ukrainian background, who have their own parish. Their liturgical center is located in the very heart of the town, right next to the convent of the Sisters of Charity (in today's “Serbian street”).
For a long time, the liturgy was performed in the parish house; recently, the Greek Catholic community finally started to construct a church. Legally speaking, they are subject to the bishop of Križevci (Croatia).
In Budžak, the Greek Catholic nuns, the Bazillions, used to have their own house, from which they were exiled in 1995 and to which they still have not returned.
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