In October 1832, apostles were chosen again by God through prophecy. As in the first apostolic age they were to proclaim the doctrine of Jesus until his return, and to reconcile all nations with God. The apostles sent memoranda to secular and ecclesiastical authorities, explaining their calling and their task. In about 1860 more apostles were called, also outside of England. The continuance and spread of the apostolic doctrine in all continents was ensured. Ever since the New Apostolic Church has existed as an institution, its official name dating back to 1911.