Old Catholic Church in America

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Denominational Profile



Old Catholic Church in America (1917)

continuedOld Catholic Church in America


split into  Old Catholic Archdiocese for the Americas and Europe (1940)

The Old Catholic Church in America is a small independent Catholic jurisdiction founded in 1917 by Archbishop W. H. Francis Brothers.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1940 - 28 6,274
1958 18 22 6,000

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]

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