Chiesa Romano Cattolica di Rito Anglicano
- Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church
Organisation in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council since 2019.

Governo ecclesiastico regnante. Governo temporale in esilio.
Reigning ecclesiastical government. Temporal government in exile.
Successore dell'Impero Romano. - Successor of the Roman Empire.

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The Imperial Roman Church is  a modern Christian communion of ancient origins. With its Apostolic heritage from Saint Peter the Apostle, Saint Andrew the First-Called, and Saint Thomas the Apostle, and traditions from both the western and eastern Christian Church and Roman Empire, it represents a unique unification of the various branches of the Christian Faith. Its members are described as Old Roman Catholic, Old Catholic, and Pontifical Orthodox. The latter refers to Christians of the Eastern Rite, Oriental Rite, or of other rites with Eastern or Oriental Christian origins and customs that are in communion with the Supreme Pontiff of the Imperial Roman Church. It is also of Roman/Latin heritage. In fact, multiple Old Roman Catholic/Old Catholic jurisdictions incorporate the concept of Orthodoxy, even including it in their jurisdictional name. Pontifical Orthodoxy is pan-Roman, spanning the original Roman Empire from west to east and extending throughout all of the Christian world. It is at once western and eastern, incorporating the rich and diverse heritage of the Christian faith.   Thus it follows the wish of Our Lord Ut unum sint That all may be one.

The Imperial Roman Church maintains its privilege of autonomy of government, which has existed for nearly 1000 years. Its principle lines of Apostolic authority that are held are Roman, Gallican, Russian, and Byzantine/Greek. It is also the ecclesiastical heir to the Roman Empire and the Pontifical Kingdom of Ruthenia. The church may be described as Pontifical Orthodox Old Catholic or Pontifical Orthodox.  Angelo Cardinal Sodano, as Secretary of State and acting on behalf and in the name of Benedict XVI, confirmed the historic rights and privileges of the Imperial Roman Church (Anglican Patriarchate of Rome and Gallo-Russo-Byzantine Catholicate), including as an independent and sovereign Catholic jurisdiction. Indeed, all are welcome who profess, as we say in the holy mass, the Orthodox, Catholic, and Apostolic Faith. All are welcome who wish to love their neighbour and grow in their faith, for the faith is a journey.

The Church is headed by the Florentine-Roman Papa, Gallo-Russo-Byzantine Catholicos as its Supreme Pontiff. The Papa-Catholicos is 266th in succession from St. Peter the Apostle as Prince of the Romans, 74th Grand Duke of Ruthenia, 142nd in Gallican-Antioch succession from St. Peter, 169th in Greco-Russian succession from St. Andrew the First-Called, and 116th in Syrian-Antioch succession from St. Thomas the Apostle.  

Il rappresentante storico di pi di 400 milioni di persone nel mondo.
Oggi siamo una minoranza etno-religiosa internazionale.

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The historic representative of over 400 million people around the world.
Today we are an international ethno-religious minority.

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La Nostra Signora (Santa Madre di Dio) di Kazan
Our Lady (Holy Mother of God) of Kazan

Patriarcato Anglicano
The Anglican Patriarchate


Pontificia Corte
Pontifical Court

Pontificia Casa Imperiale
Pontifical & Imperial Household

Catholicosato Gallo-Russo-Bizantino
Gallo-Russo-Byzantine Catholicate
Γалльский-Русский-Византийский Католикосат


Domande Frequenti
Frequently Asked Questions

Minoranza Etno-religiosa
Ethno-Religious Minority

Il Rito Anglo-Romano: Un Patrimonio Culturale Immateriale
The Anglo-Roman Rite: An Intangible Cultural Heritage

Il Rito Gallicano
The Gallican Rite

Principato Romano
Roman Principate

Pontificio Regno di Ruthenia
Pontifical Kingdom of Ruthenia
Папское Королевство Русь 

Pontificio Regno Imperiale di Italia
Pontifical Imperial Kingdom of Italy

Sacro Collegio Cardinalizio
Sacred College of Cardinals

I Granduchi di Roma
The Grand Dukes of Rome

Guardia Walsinghamese
Walsingham Guard

Guardia Navale di Walsingham
Walsingham Naval Guard

Poste Pontificie
Pontifical Post

Ordini Cavallereschi Dinastici e dello Stato
Dynastic and States Orders of Chivalry

Successione Temporale
Temporal Succession

Cronista Re d'Armi
Heraldic Office

Il Nunzio Romano
(Ufficio Stampa -- Press Office)

Pontificia Bibliotheca
The Pontifical Library

In Memoriam

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The Stato Pontificio Romano 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 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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