Old Catholic Church in Sweden and Denmark


Old Catholic Church in Sweden and Denmark

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


Old Catholic Church

The Old Catholic Church in Sweden has been the Swedish member church of the Union of Utrecht since 1976,citation required which 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). 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 comes from the gay community.

References

  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.

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