In Memory of Prof. Emer. Dr. Martien Parmentier (1947-2021)

In Memory of Prof. Emer. Dr. Martien Parmentier (1947-2021)Prof. Emer. Dr. Martien Parmentier passed away
on the morning of March 1st, 2021 at the age of 73.

With Martien Parmentier, the theological discipline loses a very multi-talented theologian, inspired by the Old Catholic paradigm, who contributed to theological renewal in an ecumenical and academic context.  We wish his wife and his whole ... read more >>

Bischof emeritus Dr. Hans Gerny passes away

Hans Gerny, Bishop Emeritus of the Christian Catholic Church of Switzerland, passed away on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 at the age ... read more >>

Consecration and installation of Archbishop-designate of Utrecht Bernd Wallet postponed again

The consecration of Bernd Wallet, the newly elected Archbishop of Utrecht in February, has been postponed yet again. The cathedral ... 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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