Holiness and Eminence Papa Rutherford I (Cardinal
Johnson-Ivrea-Italia-Barcelona), Coadjutor and Anglican Patriarch of
Rome, Servant of the Servants of Christ shepherds the Anglican
Patriarchate. As an Imperial Old Roman Catholic Patriarchate with
Anglican tradition, it descends from the See of Utrecht, which was
granted autonomy by the Holy See in 1145. As Prince of Rome and
Metropolitan of Aquileia, he is senior ecclesial dynast of the Anglican
Patriarchate, successor to Pope St. Leo X, heir to the Burgundian
House of Arles, and the Spanish Houses of Ivrea and Barcelona in
Imperial Italy and head of the Pontifical Florentine-Roman House of
Ivrea-Italia-Barcelona, as well as temporal successor of St. Peter the
Apostle. The Leonine office is an extension of the
Petrine Office, the primacy of the Roman Pope, and shares in its
authority within and regarding the jurisdiction of the Anglican
Patriarchate and New Roman Communion. The Anglican Rite Roman Catholic
Church is an organisation in special consultative status with the
United Nations Economic and Social Council.
Rutherford was confirmed in the Roman Communion on the Birthday of Rome
and the Feast of St. Anselmo d'Aosta, an Italian bishop born in
historic family territories in Burgundy who later became Archbishop of
Canterbury. His priestly formation began as a youth and continued
through his formal secular education. His Holiness was raised in Rancho
la Costa, California, and the southern United States, travelling
regularly to his ancestral Europe, including Italy, France, the Holy
See, Germany, England, Scotland, and the Netherlands. The Holy Father
possesses a diverse, multi-disciplinary education and holds a Master of
Liberal Arts degree in Sustainability and Graduate Certificates in
Business Communications, Social Justice, and Corporate Sustainability
and Innovation from Harvard University Extension School, a Bachelor's
degree in Applied Physics and a Masters degree in Economic from Georgia
Tech, a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Kentucky,
a Licentiate and Doctorate of Canon Law, and a Licentiate and Doctorate
of Sacred Theology from Pontifical Georgian College, the Apostolic
See's principal seminary. In addition to being a canon attorney and jurist, he
is an economics professor and former university chaplain, and now
serves as Regent of Pontifical Georgian College. He was inducted into the famed Explorers Club and
is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, the Holy Father remains
active in service and philanthropy supporting various charitable
outreach programs and apostolates. He has been honoured by the
Governors of Kentucky, Alabama, and Texas for his leadership and
service and is a recipient of the U.S. President's Volunteer Service
Award Gold Medal and the U.S. President's Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Holy Father served as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
He participated in homeland defense efforts during the Global War on
Terrorism and is a plankowner (charter member) of the U.S. Department
of Homeland Security. As part of his ministry in the Anglican
Patriarchate, he serves in the Walsingham Guard, the humanitarian wing
of the Patriarchate with a military heritage dating back to 1190 in
Acre during the Crusades. By virtue of his office, he holds the
honourary rank of First Marshal of the Pontifical States and the
honourary post of Captain-General. He hold several uniformed service
qualifications, including patrol boat command, navigation, signals
operations, search and rescue, and flood rescue operations.
His Holiness's own
Frankish-Spanish-Italian heritage parallels the patrimony heritage of
the Patriarchate he shepherds. In addition to English, the Archfather speaks
his ancestral languages of Italian, French, German, and Spanish, as well as Russian and Latin.
Household of H.H.E.
ocean is a constant force. If we define ourselves by what we are
against rather than what we are for, then, when what we are against
disappears, we either cease to exist ourselves or must continually look
for something else to oppose to remain relevant. Define yourself by
what you are for, not by what you are against."
Papa Rutherford, 5th Florentine Archfather