Old Catholic Church in America

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Denominational Profile

History

 

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. The National Council of Churches' data collection was discontinued after the 2012 Yearbook was published, and has been resumed by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). The tables and graphs will be updated when the new collection is available. See the Yearbook of 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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