Episcopal Consecration and Enthronement of Mgr. Bernd Wallet, Archbishop of Utrecht

Msgr Bernd Theodoor Wallet was consecrated bishop in the Lebuïnuskerk in Deventer on 18 September 2021. He was already elected to succeed Archbishop Joris Vercammen of Utrecht on 15 February 2020, but due to the pandemic he had to wait one and a half years for the consecration. The newly consecrated bishop looks back on an "overwhelming and ... read more >>

Livestream Episcopal Consecration Archbishop-elect of Utrecht

The Episcopal Consecration and Enthronement service of Mgr. Bernd Wallet, Archbishop-elect of Utrecht, can be followed live on ... read more >>

New date for the episcopal consecration of the Archbishop of Utrecht

After the archbishop's consecration has been postponed twice, a new date has now been set. On September 18, 2021, Archbishop elect ... 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.

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