The Vancouver-based Old Catholic Church of B.C. (British Columbia) was recently accepted into the Utrecht Union, the worldwide federation of Old Catholic churches that seceded from the Roman Catholic church in the late 19th century over the issue of papal infallibility. The Old Catholic churches have been in full communion with the Anglican church since 1931 and the move makes the Old Catholic Church of B.C. the only North American member of the Utrecht Union. The Vancouver School of Theology has also announced it will accept students from the Old Catholic Church of B.C. who wish to study for the priesthood.