Old Catholic Church in Sweden and Denmark

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The Old Catholic Church in Sweden is the Swedish member church of the Union of Utrecht.

Old Catholic Church[edit]

The Old Catholic Church in Sweden has been the Swedish member church of the Union of Utrecht since 1976.[citation needed] It is in full communion with the Anglican Communion (so that members of both communions are permitted to receive the sacraments in one another's churches).[citation needed] It has parishes and small groups scattered around Sweden, with its stronghold in the south. The Church is under the episcopal oversight of the International Bishops Conference. The Bishop of Haarlem, the Right Reverend Dirk Schoon has oversight.[1]

There is also one parish in Denmark.

The OCC in Sweden is a member of the Swedish Institute of Contextual Theology and sees itself as a radical, inclusive and open church. Many of its members come from the gay community.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.europe.anglican.org/partners/partners_incommunion.htm, Diocese in Europe, Churches in Communion with the Church of England , Churches of the Porvoo Agreement, Retrieved February 8, 2011.