World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Old Catholic Church of Austria

Old Catholic Church of Austria
Classification Catholic
Theology Ultrajectine
Governance Episcopal
Leader John Okoro
Associations International Old Catholic Bishops' Conference
Region Austria
Headquarters Vienna
Branched from Roman Catholic Church
Congregations 14
Members 11,500 (2007[1])
Ministers 15

The Old Catholic Church of Austria is the Austrian member church of the Old Catholic Churches' Union of Utrecht. It was nationally recognized in 1877, despite objections of the imperial dynasty and the Roman Catholic hierarchy in the formally pro-Vatican I state of Austria-Hungary.

In 1997, the church began ordaining women.[2] In 2007, the church elected Bishop John Okoro. Bishop Okoro was born in Nigeria and was ordained as a priest in the Roman Catholic Church, but joined the Old Catholic Church of Austria in 1999.[3] Prior to his election he had been the parish priest in Vorarlberg.


  1. ^
  2. ^ Wof├╝r wir stehen: Der lange Weg zur Frauenordination.
  3. ^ Oliver Pink: Interview: Wollte Priester bleiben und Ja zur Liebe sagen, 19. November 2007.

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.