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The Orthodox Church in Italy (Italian: Chiesa Ortodossa in Italia) is an Old Catholic denomination mainly present in Italy. The jurisdiction is registered with the Italian authorities both as Orthodox Church in Italy and Old Catholic Church in Italy.
The church was founded in 1983 as a traditional Old Catholic church by Italian Orthodox bishop Antonio De Rosso, a former Roman Catholic priest.
After De Rosso died in 2009, the church became an association in memory of him, Associazione "Metropolita Antonio".
Since 2013[update], the church adopted the alternative name Old Catholic Church in Italy (NCC-COI) and is a vicariate of the Nordic Catholic Church (NCC) since 2015[update]. The NCC is a member church of the Union of Scranton.