Part of the historic Imperial Roman Church.

The Anglican Patriarchate of Rome (Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church) is the patriarchate of the Imperial Roman Church. It is Old Roman Catholic and Pontifical Orthodox of the Anglican Rite in heritage, tradition, and practice. For more about the Patriarchate's origins and history, as well as its role in the Apostolic See of Saints Stephen and Mark (Imperial Roman Church), please follow this link and this link.

Although the Patriarchate is autocephalous and therefore is neither part of the Anglican Communion nor a "continuing Anglican" church, it nevertheless follows the spirit of the Lambeth Conference of the Anglican Communion declaration that speaks to the unity of all who have Anglican traditions among their heritage. Our belief is that all are welcome in Christ. The text of the statement is: 

Resolution IV.11, Continuing Churches. This Conference: A. believes that important questions are posed by the emergence of groups who call themselves continuing Anglican Churches which have separated from the Anglican Communion in recent years; and B. asks the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Primates' Meeting to consider how best to initiate and maintain dialogue with such groups with a view to the reconciliation of all who own the Anglican tradition. 

The Anglican Patriarchate of Rome uses both the Anglo-Roman liturgy (in Latin and English) and the Anglican-Byzantine liturgy. Both forms follow traditional theology and liturgical practices. The Anglo-Roman Rite derives from the pre-1954 Tridentine liturgy with Anglican elements and practices. The Anglican-Byzantine Rite is derived from the Gallo-Russo-Byzantine liturgy, likewise with Anglican elements and practices. For more about liturgy, please visit the church's liturgical page here

Since the spirit of true religion does not solely reside in man-made temples, the clergy of the Patriarchate carries the faith and sacraments to people wherever they are found; within existing facilities and among historic buildings of our Faith, as well as in chaplaincy settings to serve people where they are. 

If you are a man of faith and learning, married or single, and are contemplating the ministry through our specific mandate of service, mission, and charity, please visit the Patriarchate's vocations ministry by following this link.

Frequently Asked Questions
Imperial Roman Church

The Stato Pontificio Imperiale di Rome-Rutenia constitutes an ecclesiastical sovereignty by right of Rome as heir to the Roman Empire with an independent government in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (as the Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church). Additionally, the church is of the Pontifical Orthodox Old Catholic faith and descends from the See of Utrecht, which was granted autonomy in 1145 by Pope Eugene III and confirmed in 1520 by Pope St. Leo X in the Bull Debitum Pastoralis. As the sole successor of Pope St. Leo X and temporal successor of St. Peter the Apostle, the Catholicate and Patriarchate are fully Catholic and holds the same canonical authority as the Roman Communion (Vatican). The Catholicate and Patriarchate are the ecclesiastical successor to temporal Rome, the temporal patrimony of the Roman Empire claimed historically by right of the papacy. The succession passed to the Catholicate after Benedict XVI by right of Rome and Florence, with the Papa-Catholicos of Rome-Ruthenia with papal authority as temporal successor of St. Peter, and the Pope-Bishop of Rome as spiritual successor of St. Peter and de facto sovereign of the Vatican City-State. Although administratively independent, the Apostolic See embraces as brethren other Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican bodies, such as the current Roman Communion (commonly referred to as the Roman Catholic Church), the Anglican Ordinariate, Eastern Orthodox Churches, and the Anglican Communion. The Imperial Roman Church is defined as the Gallo-Russo-Byzantine Catholicate, the Anglican Patriarchate of Rome, and the churches of all Bishops recognised by the Catholicate. The governments of the modern republics of Italy, German, France, Switzerland, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and the United States, and of the modern kingdoms of Great Britain and Spain, as well as the European Union and all other civil states, are not affiliated with the Stato Pontificio government in exile.






















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