Communiqué of the IBC meeting – Bern / Utrecht (2015)

Reflections on the “compatibility” of ecumenical relations to date and on bilateral dialogues in the service of unity At its annual meeting in Prague, the Czech Republic, in June 2015, the International Old Catholic Bishops’ Conference (IBC) decided in favour of a relationship of communion with the Church of Sweden. The members of the IBC … Celý článok…

Communiqué of the IBC meeting – Cologne, Germany (June 13 – 17, 2016)

The International Old Catholic Bishops’ Conference (IBC) met at the Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany, from 13 to 17 June 2016. At the meeting the bishops welcomed Dr. Heinz Lederleitner, the new bishop of the Old Catholic Church in Austria, to the IBC for the first time. They also said farewell to Dušan Hejbal, bishop of the … Celý článok…

Declaration of the Catholic Congress at Munich (1871)

September 22-24, 1871 in Munich Conscious of our religious duties, we hold fast to the Old Catholic creed and worship, asattested in scripture, and in tradition. We regard ourselves, therefore, as actual members of the Catholic Church, and will not be deprived of communion with the Church, nor of the rights, which through this communion, … Celý článok…

The Declaration of Utrecht (1889)

In nomine ss. Trinitatis Johannes Heykamp, Archbishop of Utrecht. Casparus Johannes Rinkel, Bishop of Haarlem, Cornelius Diependaal, Bishop of Deventer, Joseph Hubert Reinkens, Bishop of the Old Catholic Church of Germany, Eduard Herzog, Bishop of the Christian-Catholic Church of Switzerland, assembled in the Archiepiscopal residence at Utrecht on the four and twentieth day of September, … Celý článok…