Lusitan Church of Portugal

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The Lusitan Church of Portugal , also Lusitan Catholic Apostolic Church of Portugal (Portuguese: Igreja Lusitana Católica Apostólica Evangélica ) is a member of the Anglican Church Fellowship in Portugal . Like the Old Catholics in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, a group of Roman Catholic priests split off in Portugal in 1870 because they rejected the dogma of infallibility that was proclaimed at the 1st Vatican Council . Consisting of only one diocese , the church has been a member of the Anglican Ecclesiastical Fellowship since 1980 and, as an extra-provincial Anglican church, is subordinate to the Archbishop of Canterbury as its primate.

The Lusitan Church of Portugal has been in full church fellowship with the Utrecht Union of Old Catholic Churches since September 22, 1965 . The Lusitan Church of Portugal is also a member of the Porvoo Fellowship , the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC).


  • Antonio Ferreira Fiandor (1958–1962)
  • Luis Rodriguez Pereira (1962-1980)
  • Fernando da Luz Soares (1980-2012)
  • Jorge de Pina Cabral (since 2012)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. 50 Years of Full Church Fellowship of Independent Catholic Churches Homepage of the Catholic Diocese of Old Catholics in Germany, accessed on September 22, 2015