International Old Catholic Bishops' Conference: Communiqué of Autumn 2015

Reflections on the “compatibility” of ecumenical relations to date and on bilateral dialogues in the service of unity

At its annual meeting in Prague, the Czech Republic, in June 2015, the International Old Catholic Bishops’ Conference (IBC) decided in favour of a relationship of communion with the Church of Sweden.

The ...

International Roman Catholic - Old Catholic Dialogue

Developments in 2014


The International Roman Catholic/Old Catholic Dialogue Commission (IRAD) met twice in 2014 as part of ... read more >>

Bishops' Conference visits Episcopal Church in the USA

In response to an invitation from Mike Klusmeyer, Bishop of West Virginia, members of the International Old Catholic ... 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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