Old Catholic Church of America

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Old Catholic Church of America
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Old Catholic Church of America
Founder Bishop Paul Francis Cope
Date Founded 1925
Recognition Recognizes the Sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church as valid, despite heretical theological inventions as part of and following the First Vatican Council.

Recognizes the Sacraments of the Eastern and Oriental Churches as valid.

Primate Archbishop Charles Walders, DD
Headquarters Westfield, Wisconsin
Territorial Jurisdiction Parishes in the United States (3)
Clergy 2 bishops, 3 priests/deacons
Liturgical Language English, Latin
Adherents Less than 10,000 worldwide
Website http://www.oldcatholic.org/index.htm

The Old Catholic Church of America is an autocephalous Old Catholic Church, founded in the United States of America in 1925 by Bishop Paul Francis Cope. Like most Old Catholic denominations, the Old Catholic Church of America retains pre-Vatican II Liturgical and doctrinal traditions.[1]

Archbishops of the Old Catholic Church of America[edit]

  • Archbishop Paul Francis Cope 1925 – 1953
  • Archbishop Francis Xavier Resch 1953-1963
  • Archbishop Walter Xavier Brown 1963-1997
  • Archbishop James Edward Bostwick 1997-2009
  • Archbishop Henry Pleau 2010 - 2014
  • Archbishop Charles Walders 2014 - present

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