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2. Major Archiepiscopal Churches:
Major archiepiscopal churches are those oriental churches which are governed by major archbishops, assisted by a respective synod of bishops. These churches have almost the same rights and obligations of patriarchal churches. A major archbishop is the [[Metropolitan bishop|metropolitan]] of a [[Episcopal see|see]]; he is chosen by the [[pope]] or recognized by him, and presides over an entire Eastern Church sui iuris. What is stated in common law concerning patriarchal churches or patriarchs is understood to be applicable to major archiepiscopal churches or major archbishops, unless the common law expressly provides otherwise or the matter is obvious. (CCEO.151, 152). The 4 major archiepiscopal churches are the Syro-Malabar, the Ukrainian Byzantine, the Syro-Malankara Catholic and Romanian Byzantine.<ref name="scribdcom">{{cite web|url=|title=The Unique Identity of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church|language=Indian}}</ref>
3. Metropolitan Churches: