Internationale Altkatholische Bischofskonferenz
|Formation||September 24, 1889|
|Founded at||Utrecht, Netherlands|
|Archbishop Joris Vercammen|
|Union of Utrecht of the Old Catholic Churches|
The International Old Catholic Bishops' Conference was founded in 1889 by the bishops of the Old Catholic Church of the Netherlands, the Catholic Diocese of the Old Catholics in Germany, and the Christian Catholic Church of Switzerland. It is analogous to but not a metropolia. It is similar to the Lambeth Conference of the Anglican Communion. Like the Lambeth Conference, it is not a legislative body.
According to the UU, the responsibilities of the IBC include:
The bishops of UU member churches meet yearly.