Communiqué of the International Old Catholic Bishops’ Conference 2016 meeting in Cologne, Germany

The International Old Catholic Bishops’ Conference (IBC) met at the Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany, from 13 to 17 June 2016.


At the meeting the bishops welcomed Dr. Heinz Lederleitner, the new bishop of the Old Catholic Church in Austria, to the IBC for the first time. They also said farewell to Dušan Hejbal, bishop of the Old ... read more >>

Archbishop of Utrecht to attend Pan-Orthodox Council

Bern, 18 June 2016. The Archbishop of Utrecht, Joris Vercammen, is to attend the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church on ... read more >>

Communiqué of the International Anglican/Old Catholic Council

Gent, 11 June 2016

The Anglican-Old Catholic International Co-ordinating Council (AOCICC) met in the Carmelite Monastery in ... read more >>



Welcome to the website of the Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht. This union is a family of nationally organised Catholic Churches that hold fast to the beliefs and practices of the early undivided Church, without rigidly adhering to the past. They aim to retain what is good while being open to the renewal of church and spiritual life. The member Churches have an episcopal-synodical structure. At the international level, their bishops work together in the International Old Catholic Bishops’ Conference (IBC). In agreement with the member Churches, this body is concerned with all aspects of church life and teaching and for ecumenical relations, without interfering in the jurisdiction of the Churches themselves.

On this website you will find documents, background information and reports from the IBC and the member Churches.

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