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List of Bishops of Utrecht

The Bishopric of Utrecht was one of the ecclesiastical principalities of the Holy Roman Empire, and included not only the present day Dutch province of Utrecht, but also the provinces of Groningen, Drenthe, and Overijssel. In 1527, the Bishop sold his territories to Emperor Charles V, and the territory became part of the Habsburg Netherlands. In 1701 Archbishop Petrus Codde was excommunicated by the Pope, having been accused of being a Jansenist. He continued as Archbishop, and due to an irregularity in the Diocese's constitution which allowed it elect its own bishops, his succesors remained out of Communion with the Papacy. This was the beginning of what would become the Old Catholic Church. In 1853 the Vatican re-established its own hierarchy in the Netherlands, unofficially called the "New Catholic Church".

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Prince-Bishops

Bishops

Archbishops

Old Catholic Archbishops

New Catholic Archbishops



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