Farewell Archbishop Joris Vercammen

Farewell Archbishop Joris VercammenMgr Joris Vercammen concluded the impressive celebration on 11 January - with which he resigned as Archbishop of Utrecht - with the handing over of the crosier to the Dean of the Metropolitan Chapter. About five hundred visitors had come to Utrecht's Gertrudis Cathedral to bid farewell. "As a bishop I was allowed to be a sign of life from the ... read more >>

The Changing face of Ecumenism

This year, the Conference of General Secretaries and Secretaries of the largest and/or the most important Christian denominations ... read more >>

Second Ecumenical meeting between the Armenian Church - Catholicosate of Cilicia and the Old Catholic Church

The 2nd meeting between the Old Catholic Church and Armenian Orthodox Church, Catholicosate of Cilicia, took place in Utrecht, on ... 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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