Johannes Nieuwenhuis

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Johannes Nieuwenhuis (baptized November 5, 1739 in Amsterdam ; † January 14, 1810 Amsterdam; also Nieuwenhuijs or Nieuwenhuys ) was the fourth Old Catholic bishop of Haarlem .


Johannes Nieuwenhuis grew up in Amsterdam. He was ordained a priest on March 27, 1766 and worked as a chaplain until 1768, then as pastor at the Church of St. Peter and Paul in Amsterdam until his election as bishop on July 29, 1801.

On October 28, 1801, he was ordained bishop by Johannes Jacobus van Rhijn , Archbishop of Utrecht . As always on the occasion of such an episcopal ordination, Pope Pius VII excommunicated all those involved with a letter dated October 1, 1802 and declared the ordination to be illicite (forbidden). On June 27, 1808, Nieuwenhuis gave the farewell sermon for the late Archbishop JJ van Rhijn.


  • John Mason Neale : A History of the So-Called Jansenist Church of Holland. John Henry and James Parker, Oxford 1858.
  • Old Catholic Church of the Netherlands, Utrecht Archives (Ed.): Gallicanism And Ultramontanism In Catholic Europe In The 18th Century. Foreign Correspondence And Other Documents From The Archive Of The Jansenist Archbishops Of Utrecht, 1723-1808 on microfiche. Utrecht / Amsterdam 2003.
  • Dick J. Schoon : Van bisschoppelijke Cleresie dead Oud-Katholieke Kerk. Bijdrage tot de geschiedenis van het katholicisme in Nederland in de 19de eeuw. Valkhof Pers, Nijmegen 2004, ISBN 90-5625-165-1 , pp. 776f.

Individual evidence

  1. J. Nieuwenhuys: Lijkpredicatie op den Uitvaart van den Aartsbisschop Joannes Jacobus van Rhijn, te Utrecht stuff to 24 Juny 1808 door Uitgesproken the Hoogwaarden army Johannes Nieuwenhuijs, bisschop van Haarlem, ... daaraanvolgenden the 27 Juny. OO 1808. Quoted from Schoon, p. 777.
predecessor Office successor
Adrianus Broekman Bishop of Haarlem
Johannes Bon