New bishop consecrated in Austria

New bishop consecrated in AustriaDr. Heinz Lederleitner, the parish priest of Krems–St. Pölten, Austria, was elected bishop of the Old Catholic Church of Austria at the Synod meeting in Klagenfurt on 24 October 2015. In line with church regulations, the result was communicated to the International Bishop’s Conference of the Union of Utrecht, which approved the ... read more >>

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 ... read more >>

Communiqué of the International Anglican/Old Catholic Council

Zurich, Switzerland, 30 May 2015. The International Anglican/Old Catholic Co-ordinating Council (AOCICC) met in Zurich, ... 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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