Life and career
Joris August Odilius Ludovicus Vercammen was born in Lier, Belgium, in 1952.
In 1979, he was ordained a priest for the Roman Catholic diocese of Antwerp. In 1988, he left the Roman Catholic Church and joined the Old Catholic Diocese of Utrecht.
He was principal of the Old Catholic Seminary when clergy and laity of the archdiocese elected him as the 83rd Archbishop of Utrecht. He was consecrated on 1 July 2000 in the former cathedral church of Utrecht, once the see of St Willibrord and his successors, but in the hands of the Dutch Reformed Church since 1580.
Vercammen is married and has three children.
- http://www.okkn.nl/pagina/50/wijding_aartsbisschop_in_de_dom_ (in Dutch)
- See his biographical entry on the WCC official website central committee pages.
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