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 Catholicatus Gallo-Russo-Byzantinus
Γαλατικό-Ρωσικό-Βυζαντινό Καθολικάτο
Γалльский-Русский-Византийский Католикосат 

The Gallo-Russo-Byzantine Catholicate is one of the integral universal jurisdictions of H.H. the Florentine-Roman Papa, along with the Coadjutorship of Rome, Anglo-Roman Metropolitan See of Aquileia, the Anglo-Roman Province of Italy, and the Anglican Patriarchate of Rome also held by the Archfather.  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. The Catholicate is derived from the diverse Apostolic heritage and authority of the Imperial Roman Church, which is both east and west. The Catholicate and its members may be described as Old Roman Catholic, Old Catholic, or Pontifical Orthodox. Most completely, it can be called Pontifical Orthodox Old Catholic. It has its own ancient liturgy, the Gallo-Russo-Byzantine Rite, which is both eastern and western, a combination of the liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and the Tridentine rite. 

Joaquim Cardinal Arcoverde de
  Albuquerque-Calvacanti, Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Catholicate is coterminous with and senior to the Anglican Patriarchate of Rome and derives its name specifically from the principle lines of Apostolic authority that are held in addition to Roman: Gallican, Russian, and Byzantine/Greek. 

His Holiness Rutherford I, Papa-Catholicos of Rome-Ruthenia

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.

Consecration of former Bishop of the See of St. Stephen, Coadjutorship of Rome and Apostolic See of the Gallo-Russo-Byzantine Catholicate and Anglican Patriarchate of Rome H. Edwin Caudill by Macario V. Ga, Supreme Bishop of the Philippine Independent Church, and Bishops Frank Benning and John Hamers. 21 October 1993, Holy Cross Polish National Catholic Church, Brooklyn, New York.

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The Gallo-Russo-Byzantine Catholicate is an ecclesiastical sovereignty by right of Rome with an independent government in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (as the Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church). Additionally, we descend 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, this right becoming known as the Leonine Privilege. As the sole successor of Pope St. Leo X and temporal successor of St. Peter the Apostle in Italy and Britain, the Patriarchate is fully Catholic and holds the same canonical authority as the Roman Communion (Vatican). The Patriarchate is 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 Patriarchate after Benedict XVI by right of Rome and Florence, with the Papa-Catholicos 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 See embraces as brethren other Catholic and Anglican bodies, such as the current Roman Communion (commonly referred to as the Roman Catholic Church), the Anglican Ordinariate, and the Anglican Communion. The Imperial Roman Church is defined as the Anglican Patriarchate and the churches of all Bishops recognised by the Patriarchate. Although administratively independent, the See embraces as brethren other Catholic and Anglican bodies, such as the current Roman Communion (commonly referred to as the Roman Catholic Church), the Anglican Ordinariate, and the Anglican Communion. The Imperial Roman Church is defined as the Anglican Patriarchate and the churches of all Bishops recognised by the Patriarchate. 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.