Founded by decree as a Sui Iuris Catholic Church by His Holiness, Patriarch Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez. 



In order to read the Catholic Church of England & Wales response to the statement / declaration issued by the new regime of ICAB on 12th July 2013 since the death of His Holiness Patriarch Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez on the 29th October 2009. Please press on the declaration below to read signed statements in response :

In regards a declaration issued by Bishop Manoel Jose da Rocha Neto, Administrative Secretary to the new regime that took over by force the ICAB Church in 2009 in Brazil, the declaration was issued in Brasília – DF on July 12, 2013.

For too long have WE the Episcopal college of bishops of the Catholic Church of England & Wales founded in 2004 as Autocephalous by His Holiness, Patriarch Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez. 4th Catholic Bishop consecrated by Archbishop Carlos Duarte Costa on 3rd May 1948 as a Roman Tridentine Rite.

We hereby declare the following:

1 - Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake was consecrated Diocesan Bishop by His Holiness the Patriarch Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez and up until October 2009 belonged to the Brazilian Catholic Church and all of its missions (dioceses in formation present in all other countries);

2 – Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake was in full communion with the Brazilian Catholic Church as this was noted not less than 7 times over the many years by electronic emails from His Holiness Patriarch Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez. It was also supported by a letter from His Holiness Patriarch Dom Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez to the United Kingdom Government signed and sealed by His Holiness. It is without no question of doubt that Archbishop Atkinson-wake received the pure Vatican One Roman Catholic Apostolic Succession from the hands of His Holiness Patriarch Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez assisted by Bishop Josivaldo Perreira de Oliveira and Bishop Olinto Ferreira Pinto. He was appointed from 2005 until October 2009 as the Secretary of Doctrine and Faith of the Brazilian Catholic Church for which documents was signed and sealed by His Holiness and in front of Notary's in Brazil with various government Ministers office signature and seals to attest to the validity and that such documents are a matter of Public record in Brasilia DF.

3- Further Note, that in October 2009 Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake along with several other UK bishops attending from Brasilia DF to Rio de Janerio and co-celebrated Mass with the New President self declared for ICAB.
However, due to the fact that Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake refused to sign a document waiving his Episcopal authority over to the new regime. Archbishop Atkinson-Wake could not continue talks with them. Upon Archbishop Atkinson-Wake return to Brasilia DF and reporting all issues to His Holiness Patriarch Dom Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez, Archbishop Atkinson-Wake was enthroned by His Holiness as Titular Patriarch of ICAB. This was also signed and sealed by His Holiness and witnessed by several UK Bishops.

4 - The Brazilian Catholic Church under the new President named Bishop Josivaldo Perreira de Oliveira and his regime claims that it does not grant titles (Monsignor, Canon, Archbishop, Cardinal) to its members and always preached that "nothing short of Deacon and nothing but Bishop", recognizing that only the diaconate, the presbyterate and episcopate as degrees the Sacrament of Orders. This is completely untrue.
The consecration document and episcopal mandate issued by His Holiness Patriarch Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez was co -signed by Bishop Josivaldo Perreira de Oliveira then as Chancellor and Bishop Olinto Ferreira Pinto clearly bestowing the title of Monsignor upon then Bishop James Atkinson-Wake with the words written on the document “ Sua Excelencia Reverendissima Mons Dom......” not to forget the elevation document of Cardinal was also signed by HH.Patriarch Dom Castillo Mendez and then Bishop Josivaldo Perreira de Oliveira “Chancellor”. Therefore, any title used by Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake clearly signed and sealed by HH. Patriarch Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez and Bishop Josivaldo Perreira de Oliveira still stands and can not be revoked due to an overzealous jealous regime.

4 - Any dialogue between our the BRAZILIAN CATHOLIC Church and the ROMAN CHURCH, will be made only based on truth. As Archbishop Atkinson-Wake was enthroned and decreed in writing as the true successor to HH Patriarch Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez by him he had full authority and consent by HH Patriarch Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez to re-open talks with the Roman Church as he once did with the late Pope John Paul II.

5 – By written decree of HH Patriarch Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez ICAB based with the United Kingdom and Worldwide under the full Episcopal authority and protection of Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake has every right to the ICAB coat of arms and the use of its name and will continue to do so and those he appoints under his Episcopal college of bishops.

6-The whole point of this declaration is to set the truth to the facts as we as a college of bishops have nothing to gain that we don't already have, but the truth once and for all has to be set free and be stated by facts. May the Lord forgive those who state otherwise in false words spoken.

7- No one but the late Patriarch Castillo Mendez can reverse any decrees issued and or signed and sealed by him in from of Brazilian Notary's and as he never did so such decrees still stand no matter what the new regime may state now or in the future.

8- RE: Cardinal Title.  Cardinals fall under the definition of canon. 145: §1. An ecclesiastical office is any function constituted in a stable manner by divine or ecclesiastical ordinance to be exercised for a spiritual purpose. It is noteworthy to mention that even the papacy is an "office" for the purpose of this discussion, and that questions of how they are appointed and resign are also governed by the same section (Book 1, Title IX). Law aside, this is what we expected to find since the position of "Cardinal" is an administrative reality, not a sacramental one. There is no indelible mark conferred by its investiture.

One addition: under canons 1405 and 1406, Cardinals have "privilege of forum" under canon law. They cannot be subject to canonical trial (see canons 1400 and 1401) by any ecclesiastical court or Curia office, only by the Patriarch / Pope himself ... A Cardinal can also enforce Canon 194. Canon 194 states that those clerics who have publicly defected from the Catholic faith or from the communion of the Church are removed from office by the law itself.

Given this 03.03.2017 at the Archbishop of Stoke-on-Trent Office with full authority of the Episcopal College of Bishops of ICAB within the United Kingdom and Worldwide.


Please. Read the warning on self proclaimed Deacon Douglas Lewins as a "Archbishop" OF THE OLD ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.

Read the 2 documents below by pressing on the red buttons to download the PDF's.

Mr Jerome Lloyd claimed to have been ordained a priest by the late Pope John Paul II for the Old Roman Catholic Church in Europe.

It was a lie. The documents that he produced forged with the late Popes signature and seal on his website was fake. Avoid this man as he is not Roman Catholic Vatican II ordained at all and such punishment for fake documents in a popes name is Excommunication.

The penalty for this is latae sententiae excommunication. CCEW clergy and laity must avoid this man at all cost and any of his followers.

And print version is available in PDF here.