Communiqué of the International Bishops’ Conference (IBC) 2017 meeting in Vienna, Austria

The International Old Catholic Bishops’ Conference met in Vienna, Austria, from 18 to 22 June 2017.

A significant part of the meeting was dedicated to planning for the next International Old Catholic Congress, which takes in Vienna from 20 to 23 September 2018. The current cost estimate is around €150 to €160 per ticket, plus ... read more >>

Bishop emeritus Joachim Vobbe passes away

Bishop emeritus Joachim Vobbe passed away after a long illness at the age of 70 in his home in Königswinter, Germany, on 26 July ... read more >>

In dialogue with Rome

The International Roman Catholic/Old Catholic Dialogue Commission (IRAD) has concluded its second working phase. Its results were ... 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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