Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church -UK (ICAB-UK)

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

His Eminence, Archbishop of Stoke-on-Trent.

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Most Reverend Dom. James Atkinson-Wake was first ordained in minor and major orders as a priest in London, England.
He was on the 13th June 2006 consecrated as Diocesan Bishop of Cambridge, England by His Holiness the Patriarch of Brazil. He was issued an Apostolic Mandate by His Holiness the Patriarch of Brazil (for legitimacy) and was consecrated in June as a Diocesan Bishop. He was elevated as Archbishop and appointed to rank as a Brazilian Catholic Church Cardinal to head the Catholic Church of England & Wales known as CCEW founded by His Holiness the Patriarch of Brazil in 2004.
In late 2006 Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake was appointed by His Holiness as Secretary of Doctrine & Faith of the Patriarchate of the Brazilian Catholic Church advising His Holiness on many important matters. He was later elevated as the first Cardinal of the Brazilian Catholic Church by His Holiness for which the decrees are a matter of public record in Brazil.
His Eminence, would be often in residence at the Patriarchal Palace were his office as Secretary of Doctrine & Faith was based in Brasilia Distro Federal. Brazil.
The legacy left behind by His Holiness lives on today through this vibrant Catholic Church through its College of Bishops as modern day Apostles of Christ.
James Atkinson-Wake was born as a Irish man. He began in the Catholic Church in minor Orders from 1990 as door keeper working his way through the ranks of the Catholic Church.
He was ordained a Deacon and later Priest in London, England after  7 years of study in Theology. (Photo above is Deacon James)

In 2006 he was consecrated by His Holiness the Patriarch of Brazil AS A DIOCESAN CATHOLIC BISHOP  AND LATER ELEVATED TO HIS CURRENT POSITIONS.


Most Reverend Dom.  James Atkinson-Wake's vocation first began as a former qualified mental health NHS nurse. After qualifying as a Nurse, he left the NHS and began to concentrate on studying civil law before switching to Canon & Ecclesiastical law for which interested him more deeply.


Archbishop Atkinson-Wake received a Juris Prudence Doctor (JD) and later a Professorship of LL.D. Legum Doctor LL.D (Doctor of Laws in English). It is a doctorate-level academic degree in law. The double L indicating the plural, Doctor of both to teach both Canon Law and Civil Law.


Monsignor Canon James Atkinson-Wake was elevated as Primate & Archbishop by His Holiness the Patriarch of Brazil. as well as the Secretary of Doctrine & Faith of the Brazilian Patriarchate.


Photo above is a picture of Diocesan Bishop James Atkinson-Wake receiving the Mitre from His Holiness the Patriarch of Brazil in the Cathedral of Miraculous Medal in Brasilia Distro Federal. Brazil.

Most Reverend Dom. James Atkinson-Wake and Bishop Brian Dineley have both co-celebrated Mass at St Peters Basilica “Vatican City” with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, His Eminence Cardinal Bertone, Cardinal Diswiz as above (see letter from Prefettura Della Casa Pontifica )> Letter from PREFETTURA DELLA CASA PONTIFICA & ENVELOPE and many Roman Catholic Bishops including many Orthodox priests and bishops in their respective Cathedrals / Churches in their respective countries.

Many of our fellow bishops in their respective countries also have done so as well. Most Reverend Dom. James Atkinson-Wake is a qualified lawyer in Canon & Ecclesiastical Law.

Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake holds the following a BA, MA (Theology). D.Phil. JD and LLD in law not forgetting a ‘Honorius causa’ Professorship from Pius X University. 

He has been a priest since 1991 and worked his way through the Catholic Church ranks from minor orders. He mainly trained in London and has worked throughout various countries befitting to his appointed vocation and or religious roles. Archbishop Atkinson-Wake is educated in both Ecclesiastical and Canon Law and is one of the many leading experts on the subjects within England and Wales were such has been his expertise best used in the Senior Courts of the Judiciary of England & Wales.

In the words of His Holiness Patriarch Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez in 1962 and 2005 ; “Well, we are not of this new religion. We do not accept this new religion. We are of the religion of all time; we are of the Catholic religion. We are not of this 'universal religion' as they call it today-this is not the Catholic religion any more. We are not of this Liberal, Modernist religion which has its own worship, its own priests, its own faith, its own catechisms, its own Bible, the 'ecumenical Bible - these things we do not accept.
We are of our forefathers religion as taught us"

All bishops have their own personal coat of arms. Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake coat of arms and explanation of the contents can be seen by clicking on this link Archbishop James Atkinson-Wakes Coat of Arms and meaning. His Excellency, Most Reverend Dom. James Atkinson-Wake also with a fellow bishops consecrated as a catholic bishop and elevated the Most Reverend Dr John Carroll as the Lord Archbishop of Swansea. Archbishop Dr John Carroll has assisted Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake on many important meetings at the Vatican and overseas.  .

Most Reverend Dr. John Carroll has also had the privilege of an audience with then His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI who was then the Patriarch of the Roman Catholic Church Vatican II in 2011. See Lord Archbishop Dr John Carroll being introduced to His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI. Most Reverend Dr John Carroll is the 2nd bishop of the church to meet the Roman Catholic Church Patriarch / Pontiff when the ccew  was holding talks with various dicastery's of the Holy See with an insight of returning in full union.


However, it was decided by the college of bishops representing the faithful of the church that they felt that they needed more time before making any large decisions in full union and decided to remain in part union with the Holy See of the Roman Catholic Church for which they are united by one common bond being that of apostolic succession as in DOMINUS IESUS AUGUST 2000 PARAGRAPH 17.

Most Reverend Dom. James Atkinson-Wake has written a very clear book using theology and canon law to define how the sacraments of Archbishop Carlos Duarte Costa and his successors can not be invalid and ever demonstrated to be declared invalid.   

There is a book of approx. 348 pages full of facts in regards theology and canon law to the validity of the sacrament's dispensed by the Archbishop of London as a successor from the Roman Catholic Bishop Carlos Duarte Costa supported by well known Roman Catholic Vatican II Theologians and Canon Lawyers. From the hands of His Beatitude, Patriarch Dom.  Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez who was consecrated by Archbishop Carlos Duarte Costa and the two assisting bishop's who have valid lineage from Archbishop Duarte Costa via. Bishop Salameo Ferraz and Bishop Pedro Silva
Not to mention documents that have been released for the first time ever with actual photographic evidence of PAST and PRESENT BISHOPS of the lineage who have in one way or another returned to the streamline catholic church in full communion with the Pope of Rome as their episcopal status without ever being re-consecrated not even sub-conditione. Accepting their apostolic line and consecration. 

Most Reverend Dom. James Atkinson-Wake  being introduced to H.H. Pope Benedict XVI.

There has been some 5 bishops from the CCEW  throughout who all have at one time or another co celebrated Mass at St Peters Basilica with our fellow Roman Catholic Bishops upon invitation during our private talks. Including celebrating in conclave at the beatification Mass of St John Paul II.

Archbishop Atkinson-Wake at St Peters Basilica. Vatican.

It is only since we have exposed our secret talk / liaison to the religious world that we have found persecution from some fellow Roman Catholic Bishops. However, we shall continue to pray for our brethren that they may see the errors of their actions. 

The Beatification Mass of St John Paul II.  CCEW Bishops invited to co-celebrate. 

Bishop James Atkinson-Wake was installed and appointed by His Holiness the Patriarch of Brazil as Diocesan Bishop of Cambridge & Superior General Cardinal of CCEW. In October 2007 due to relocation and change in faithful numbers he was asked by the college of bishops with consent from His Holiness to take the appointment as Archbishop of London before being appointed in October 2016 to the Archdiocese of Stoke-on-Trent..

The photographs of Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake meeting His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI then Pope of Rome was taken by Roman Catholic Church Vatican Two official photographer and supplied to Archbishop David Bell a few days after the event.


Archbishop Atkinson-Wake spoke with the Holy Father for approx. 10 Minutes on brief matters for which interested the TV stations to wonder what was being said as both Archbishop Atkinson-Wake and the Holy Father was laughing while the Holy Father held Archbishop Atkinson-Wakes hand throughout to steady his nerves. 

**Lets not forget that Roman Catholic Diocesan Bishop Carlos Duarte Costa was consecrated by Principal consecrator Roman Catholic Cardinal Sebastao Leme da Silveira Cintra assisted by Bishop Alberto Jose Goncalves & Bishop Benedito Paulo Alves de Souza.

He was appointed later by Patriarchal Bull by the late His Holiness, Patriarch of Brazil to be the Secretary for Doctrine of the Faith. Brazilian Patriarchate, he was elevated by decree as the first Non Brazilian CARDINAL / Archbishop "Prince of the Church" of the Brazilian Catholic Church for which the decrees was signed and sealed and was witnessed in front of a Notary for legalisation / verification. Video of Consecration to the Catholic Episcopate of Most Reverend Dom. James Atkinson-Wake by His Holiness, Patriarch Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez and two assisting bishops. Click on the chart image or this link to download
CCEW, Vatican I bishops outside of the Roman Catholic Church are not only heralds, but custodians of the most ancient and powerful continuous spiritual lineage that still exists in Apostolic Succession from Vatican One. DOMINUS IESUS AUGUST 2000 APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION The ICAB  are present in various countries they have thriving Cathedrals, Churches, University’s, Schools and Seminary’s. Most Reverend Dr John Carroll has a small team of senior bishops who travel from country to country representing the best interests of  CCEW  in intercommunion relations with other fellow Christian Churches. for more information email:
Most Reverend Dom. James Atkinson-Wake was the first ever non-Brazilian Catholic Bishop of the Church to be appointed such a senior position within the Brazilian Catholic Church Patriarchate. The churches Superior General / President being  Archbishop Atkinson-Wake is the first ever and only non Brazilian Archbishop and he was appointed a seat on the Brazilian Catholic Church Counsel and appointed for 4 years running by His Holiness as the Secretary of Doctrine of Faith to the Patriarchate answerable directly to His Holiness on all important matters.  He was personally raised to the rank by his Holiness. Most Reverend Dom. James Atkinson-Wake assisted His Holiness in opening new Churches and Cathedrals throughout Brazil.
Ruling on difficult decisions within various countries over matters. His Lordship, Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake spent many months / years going back to Brasilia, Brazil staying at the Patriarchal residence at the invitation of His Holiness, Patriarch Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez. His Holiness, Patriarch Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez was consecrated sacred Catholic Bishop by Archbishop Dom .Carlos Duarte Costa former Roman Catholic Vatican One Bishop of Botucatu, later appointed by His Holiness Pope Pius XI after his resignation as Titular Bishop of Maurea. In 1945 he was the Archbishop of Rio de Janerio.

There can be no challenge to Archbishop Bells apostolic line (succession) He has and does rest upon his co consecrators lineage for which consists of at least one Bishop which was a Roman Catholic Bishop validly consecrated being Archbishop Carlos Duarte Costa consecrated and the co consecrator of his principal consecrator was accepted by the Roman Church as valid, this being Bishop Salamao Ferraz who was accepted by Pope John XXIII and was given the title as Bishop of Eleunthrna.

Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake has been leading the Church for the past several years with the guidance of his Episcopal College of Bishop’s  totalling 87 Most Illustrious Lords throughout various countries.

CCEW are Catholics with Bishops holding unbroken Catholic Apostolic Succession from Vatican One.

Their Apostolic Succession is an unbroken pure Roman Catholic lineage does not rest upon any confirmation from the Roman Catholic Church Vatican II.

Lets not forget that was also another bishop that was accepted as a valid bishop after being consecrated by Archbishop Carlos Duarte Costa, this was Bishop Arce Moya. He too returned to the Roman Catholic Church as a valid Catholic Bishop, Therefore, as His Beatitude, Patriarch Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez was consecrated by former Roman Catholic Archbishop Carlos Duarte Costa and his co consecrator was Bishop Salamo Ferraz and also Bishop Antidio Jose Vargas another bishop consecrated by Archbishop Carlos Duarte Costa, there can be no challenge to the apostolic lineage. It is a clear pure unbroken lineage of apostolic succession. One of the most purest lines within the religious world. To contact Archbishop Bell go to CONTACT US section, 

Knights Templar order is under a Roman Catholic Vatican II Cardinal, Patron & first Grand Prior and noble Knight Grand Cross which was His Eminence Cardinal Alfons Maria Stickler. S.D.B, O.T.H. who passed away in 2007. His successor  is His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze Kiun. S.D.B, O.T.H.
Most Reverend Dom. James Atkinson-Wake was made a Knight Commander of the Order under the Vatican supervised and on looked by the Apostolic Nuncio to Italy.
CCEW have written records from various Roman dicasterys confirming that the CCEW bishops are valid and illicit in the eyes of the Roman Catholic Church Vatican II but simply valid in various other established Christian Churches. Furthermore, Roman Catholic Canon law of 1917 and 1983 does not apply to him or any of his fellow bishops from there on that he would consecrate.
In addition CCEW uses the old liturgical books in Latin for the transmission of Holy Orders.

CCEW uses the Roman Pontifical Pre Vatican II. The solemn celebration of the consecration to the episcopate of the Most Reverend Dom. James Atkinson-Wake was photographed vigorously, recorded by camcorder and placed direct on to DVD for history records.  

The consecration rite and rubrics used was clearly the Roman Catholic Pontifical Pre Vatican II. There was particular attention paid throughout the ceremony which took place within the solemn celebration of Mass. Their were three bishops present at the consecration of Most Reverend Dom. James Atkinson-Wake to fall in line with the Ancient Apostolic Canon One. Reverend Father Gregory Hesse. STD. JCD. Canon Lawyer, Doctor of Thomistic Theology & former Secretary to His Eminence, Cardinal Stickler has spoken in public on the points of valid sacraments and Holy Orders. Fr Hesse has stated the following:

1. Whether the person has received the order of deacon and or priest prior to or not if he has been consecrated  a Catholic bishop the higher order always include the lower. So if the catholic bishop consecrating the new catholic bishop is a catholic bishop then he is transmitting what he intends that is to consecrate a Catholic Bishop. No matter what language is used so long as the catholic bishop pronounces the words required.

2. As long as the catholic bishop uses the catholic books / Rites he will consecrate validly, Old or new books it makes no difference. By these following words in his open speech there is no question that the RCSSPV & CCEW are all valid Catholic Bishops. (The photograph is Archbishop Bell & Archbishop Carroll with one of the Vatican Curia Secretary's at the Curial Office, Vatican City. Rome.) Catholic Herald Newspapers reports on Validity.

Fr G Hesse, STD. JCD. Canon Lawyer, Speech on Sacramental Validity including Holy Orders.

Exarch. Milan Kucera. LL.M. Ph.D. Studied both Mundane law and Catholic Canon Law (both Roman Catholic Canon Law and the Code of Canons of Oriental Churches) at Charles University in Prague (established in 1348 by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV) He graduated with a Master's degree in 2007. He later achieved a Ph.D. in European Studies. A former Roman Catholic Church Vatican two Novitiate of the Dominican Friary in Prague has made it extremely clear when it comes to the Apostolic Episcopal Orders Vatican One of Archbishop David Bell from Vatican One Roman Catholic Bishop Carlos Duarte Costa and his successors and or predecessors. He is also an Exarch of the Avlona Synod (officially called the True Orthodox Church of the Patristic Calendar), is in communion with the True Orthodox Church of Russia.

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Christian Orthodox Archbishops. See Honour & Respect from the protocol school of Washington DC. It is also sometimes used by Catholic Archbishops within the USA and various other countries.

Be aware this CCEW is not under the new regime and or any control by Bishop Josivaldo Perreira de Oliveira. As Cardinal Atkinson-Wake was appointed as the legal and lawful senior successor to His Holiness the Patriarch of Brazil. He is the legitimate successor by Patriarch Bull.