New bishop of Austria consecrated

New bishop of Austria consecratedOn Saturday, 24 June 2023, Maria Kubin (58), the new Old Catholic bishop for the Church of Austria, was consecrated in the Gustav Adolf Church in Vienna. She succeeds the previous Bbshop Heinz Lederleitner, who has retired. She is the first Old Catholic bishop in the churches of the Union of Utrecht. The consecration service was presided by the ... read more >>

Four bishops for Poland

On Tuesday 13 June 2023, the Synod of the Polish Catholic Church took place in Konstancin Jeziornia. The Synod focused on the ... read more >>

Summer School 2023

Das Alt-Katholische Seminar der Universität Utrecht (NL) freut sich ankündigen zu können, dass auch im Sommer 2023 die Summer ... 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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