Communique of the International Old Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Communique of the International Old Catholic Bishops’ ConferenceFrom 20-24 June 2022, the International Old Catholic Bishops' Conference (IBC) met in Bonn for a presence session. Among other things, the bishops developed a statement on the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, exchanged views on marriage in the various churches and spoke about the situation in the Philippines. Personal exchange, ... read more >>

Summer School in Old Catholic Theology in Utrecht

From 3 July onwards, the classic ‘Old Catholic Theology in its Ecumenical Context’ is taught and offers you an inspiring, ... read more >>

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 ... 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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