On-going Lifelong Dialogue

On-going Lifelong DialogueThe Permanent Orthodox – Old Catholic International Working Group (OAAG) met in Bern on 5th and 6th March 2019 for its annual meeting. Since 2017, the composition of the group has remained: Bishop Kyrillos Katerelos, Bishop H. Rein, Prof. K. Delikostantis, Prof. G. Larentzakis, Lecturer M. Ploeger and Revd O. Kaiser. The response to various ... read more >>

She shall be a bishop. Firsthand experience of Communion with the Church of Sweden

On Sunday, 3rd March 2019, Karin Johannesson was consecrated bishop of the Diocese of Uppsala in the Cathedral of Uppsala. Church ... read more >>

Old Catholic 'Summer School' in Utrecht

In 2019 a summer school in Old Catholic theology in its Ecumenical Context will be offered again, from 7-12 July. The course ... 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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