"Sir: We, the Archbishop and Bishops of the
Old Catholic Church of Holland, and the Old Catholic Bishops of Germany and
This priest visited the Bishops of Bonn, Berne,
All of the documents were sent by this priest to Bishop Herzog, accompanied by numerous letters urging upon us the immediate need of a Bishop, not only for the requirements of his own congregation, but for those of other clergy and congregations specified by him. We had no reason to suppose that we were mistaken in complying with his request. We wish now to state that our confidence in Bishop Mathew remains unshaken, after carefully perusing a large number of the documents bearing upon this matter, and we earnestly hope that his ministrations will be abundantly blessed by Almighty God, and that he will receive the cordial support of the British people and Church in the trying circumstances in which he has been placed.
the name of the Old Catholic Bishops of Holland, Germany,
Van Thiel, Bishop of