Joseph Hubert Reinkens


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Old Catholic bishop. He became professor of Church history at Breslau in 1850. He opposed the definition of Papal infallibility at the First Vatican Council and in 1871 he joined in the Nuremberg Declaration. Excommunicated by the RC Church, he was elected the first bishop of the German Old Catholics in 1873 and consecrated by Bp. Hermann Heykamp of Deventer.

Subjects: Christianity.

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