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.

Recognizes the sacraments of the Eastern and Oriental churches as valid.

Primate Archbishop Charles Walders
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 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.

Archbishops[edit]

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

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