Two bishops dressed in bishops vestments-Theogene and SantoreThe Catholic Apostolic Church in North America's (CACINA's) College of Bishops elected Bishop Michael Theogene as the next Presiding Bishop of CACINA. Bishop Santore announced his plan to retire last month. The College of Bishops expressed their thanks to Bishop Santore for his many years of service in the role of Presiding Bishop.  Bishop Theogene commented that it was with deep humility that he accepted the appointment as Presiding Bishop and understood that the role comes with a great responsibility and he hopes that he will "truly be a faithful servant to our God and to our people."  Bishop Theogene added, "My dream is to continue the quality and stability we have had over the years. This stability will give us all we need to work toward growth and positive change."  The People of God of CACINA join the College of Bishops in congratulating Bishop Theogene on his appointment and in thanking Bishop Santore for his many years of service and leadership as Presiding Bishop.

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Portrait of Father Michael Ellis in white clergy vestments Father Michael Ellis was elected the Chancellor of the Catholic Apostolic Church in North America (CACINA) by the College of Bishops.  He assumed the position when the former Chancellor, Bishop Theogene, was elected CACINA's Presiding Bishop after the retirement of Bishop Santore.   After the being elected to the position, Father Ellis said, "I am honored, and, with God's help and that of my CACINA family, will do my best to serve the needs of our faith community."  The People of God of CACINA join the College of Bishops in congratulating Father Ellis on his new position in the Church.

 

 

 

PrayingAndSharingThe College of Bishops has distributed a statement on the Russain invasion of Ukraine.     See a copy of the letter by clicking this link (College of Bishop's Statement on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine).  You can also view the contents of the letter below:

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Left is a woman wearing a blue dress on the right is Mary Foley wearing Catholic vestments The Reverend Doctor Mary Foley was incardinated into the clergy of the Catholic Apostolic Church in North America on April 23, 2022.  The service was held in the Bayshore Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida.   Rev. Dr. Mary's discourse during the service was very enriching and the people of God in CACINA are very fortunate to have her among the ranks of its clergy.  Rev. Mary will be serving in the Diocese of San Damiano.  Below you can view a video the incardination service.  

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Chinnapa Madanu was consecrated as bishop by Bishop Peter Hickman of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion at the Catholic Apostolic Church in North America's (CACINA's) St. Theresa Parish in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Sunday, January 23, 2022.  CACINA bishops Tony Green and Michael Theogene were co-consecrators.

Bishop Madanu was elected as bishop by more than 600 parishioners in India.  Bishop Madanu will serve as Bishop of India, a new independent Catholic jurisdiction.  CACINA expects to enter into an inter-communion agreement with Bishop Madanu and his newly formed jurisdiction at a later date.
 
We pray for Bishop Madanu and the people of faith in his jurisdiction in India.
 
 
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