PRINCE OF ROME


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Prince of Rome is the principal title of the titular temporal and historic patrimony of the Florentine Archfather, Bishop of St. Stephen and head of the Anglican Patriarchate (New Roman Communion). It was held for centuries by the Pope and Bishop of Rome until it passed to the Archfather as the sole successor of Pope Leo X and temporal successor of St. Peter the Apostle in Italy and Britain. The New Roman Communion is defined as the Anglican Patriarchate and the churches of all Bishops recognised by the Patriarchate. It takes its name from the Florentine heritage of the Anglican Patriarchate, with Florence recognised as the second New Rome after Constantinople. Bishops of the New Roman Communion need not be of the Anglican Rite, but may be of any traditional Catholic Rite.


Leo X, First Florentine Archfather
Pope-Prince of Rome

The personal title of Archfather has common ancient origins with the title of Patriarch and Pope. Patriarchs are found in the Old Testament and eventually among Christian clergy. The title of Pope was used first for the Coptic Patriarch of Alexandria and later also for the Bishop of Rome. Today the title of Archfather refers exclusively to the Florentine Archfather, Bishop of St. Stephen and Prince of Rome. (Read more about the Petrine Office, Leonine Office, and the Anglican Patriarchate.)


Flag of the Stato Pontificio

The Patriarchate is fully Catholic and holds the same canonical authority as the Roman Communion (Vatican). The Patriarchate is 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 Patriarchate after Benedict XVI by right of Rome and Florence, with the Archfather (Bishop of St. Stephen) with papal authority as temporal successor of St. Peter as titular sovereign of the Stato Pontificio (Pontifical States), and the Pope (Bishop of Rome) as spiritual successor of St. Peter and de facto sovereign of the Vatican City-State.


Caesar Augustus, Romae Princeps

The title of Prince of Rome dates back to the Roman Empire, when Prince was among the titles held by Caesar Augustus, heir to Julius Caesar, and many subsequent emperors. In fact, the first part of the Roman Empire until that later part of the third century AD was known as the Principate because the title of Romae Princeps (Prince of Rome) was held by the Roman Emperor exclusively, asserting that he was First Among Equals among the citizens of Rome.


Urban VIII (Barberini)
Pope-Prince of Rome

The title was later held as the title of the Popes as heirs to the Roman Empire and sovereigns of the Stato Pontificio (Pontifical States). Today the other titles of the Archfather-Prince of Rome linked to his office include Prince of Florence in the Holy Roman Empire, Merovingian Count of Sainte Animie, Grand Pontiff (Pontifex Magnus) of the Anglican Rite of the Universal Church, Legate of Christ, and Servant of the Servants of Christ, among others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Il Patriarcato Anglicano (Chiesa Romano Cattolica di Rito Anglicano) è una sovranità ecclesiastica per diritto di Roma con un governo indipendente a stato consultivo speciale col Consiglio Economico e Sociale delle Nazioni Unite. Inoltre, discendiamo dalla Sede di Utrecht, a cui fu concessa l'autonomia nel 1145 da Papa Eugenio III e confermata nel 1520 da Papa Leone X nella Bolla Debitum Pastoralis, questo diritto divenne noto come Privilegio Leonino. Come l'unico successore di Papa Leone X e successore temporale di San Pietro Apostolo in Italia ed in Britannia, il Patriarcato è pienamente cattolico e detiene la stessa autorità canonica della Comunione Romana (Vaticano). Il Patriarcato è il successore ecclesiastico di Roma temporale, il patrimonio temporale dell'Impero Romano rivendicato storicamente di diritto del papato. La successione passò al Patriarcato dopo Benedetto XVI per diritto di Roma e Firenze, con l'Arcipadre (Vescovo di San Stefano) con autorità papale come successore temporale di San Pietro, e il Papa (Vescovo di Roma) come successore spirituale di San Pietro e de facto sovrano dello Stato della Città del Vaticano. Anche se amministrativamente indipendente, la Sede Patriarcale abbraccia come fratelli gli altri organismi cattolici e anglicani, come la Comunione Romana corrente (comunemente come la Chiesa Romano Cattolica), l'Ordinariato Anglicano, e la Comunione Anglicana. La Comunione Nuova-Romana è il Patriarcato Anglicano e le chiese dei vescovi riconosciuti dal patriarcato.

The Anglican Patriarchate (Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church) is an ecclesiastical sovereignty by right of Rome with an independent government in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Additionally, we descend from the See of Utrecht, which was granted autonomy in 1145 by Pope Eugene III and confirmed in 1520 by Pope Leo X in the Bull Debitum Pastoralis, this right becoming known as the Leonine Privilege. As the sole successor of Pope Leo X and temporal successor of St. Peter the Apostle in Italy and Britain, the Patriarchate is fully Catholic and holds the same canonical authority as the Roman Communion (Vatican). The Patriarchate is 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 Patriarchate after Benedict XVI by right of Rome and Florence, with the Archfather (Bishop of St. Stephen) 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 See embraces as brethren other Catholic and Anglican bodies, such as the current Roman Communion (commonly referred to as the Roman Catholic Church), the Anglican Ordinariate, and the Anglican Communion. The New Roman Communion is defined as the Anglican Patriarchate and the churches of all Bishops recognised by the Patriarchate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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