Of 292 parishes involved, 205 voted to return to communion with Rome.
This was one of the few Dubcek reforms that survived the Soviet invasion of 1968.
There were 131 women religious, and 92 seminarians.
In the United States and most other areas, the Slovaks are not distinguished from the Ruthenians.
Bishop Gojdic died in prison from harsh treatment in 1960; Bishop Hopko was released from prison in 1968 and died in 1976.