Impressions of Cappadocia

Impressions of CappadociaOn 21 and 22 June 2014, Archbishop Vercammen accompanied the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on his annual pilgrimage to Cappadocia. The personal invitation reflects the high esteem attached to the Orthodox relations with the churches of the Union of Utrecht. The Patriarch’s annual pilgrimage highlights the importance of Cappadocia as the ... read more >>

International Roman Catholic - Old Catholic dialogue continues

The International Roman Catholic–Old Catholic Dialogue Commission (IRAD) met in Bonn on 23 and 24 June 2014. It was the ... read more >>

International Old Catholic Congres in Utrecht

From 18 to 21 September 2014 the 31st International Old Catholic Congress will take place in Utrecht. Included in the program is ... 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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