The North American Old Roman Catholic Church, Utrecht Succession, 

is an Old Roman Catholic Church descended from the

Roman Catholic See of Utrecht, which was granted autonomy

by the Holy See in 1145.

One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, One Church

Churches that remain united to the Catholic Church

by means of the closest bonds of Apostolic Succession

and a valid Eucharist are true particular Churches.

Dominus Jesus,

Declaration of the Holy See by

then-Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now-Benedict XVI, Pope emeritus)

and Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone

under the then-Pontificate of His Holiness John Paul II.

 The North American Old Roman Catholic Church (NAORCC),

Utrecht Succession, was erected in 1939

and formally incorporated in the State of California by

The Most Reverend Edgar Ramon Verostek in 1940,

shortly after being consecrated Regionary Bishop of California by

The Most Reverend Carmel Henry Carfora,

founder and Supreme Primate of the NAORCC.

It served, and in calendar year 2021 continues to actively serve, as one of the original 

North American Old Roman Catholic jurisdictions authorized by

The Most Reverend Carmel Henry Carfora.

His Grace The Most Reverend Joseph Andrew Vellone, DD

succeeded His Grace The Most Reverend Edgar Ramon Verostek 

as Presiding Archbishop of the then-NAORCC, Utrecht Succession, Archdiocese of California.

His Grace The Most Reverend Chris M. Hernandez, DD

succeeded His Grace The Most Reverend Joseph Andrew Vellone, DD

as Coadjutor-Archbishop with Perpetual and Irrevocable Right of Succession to the Episcopal See

of the current NAORCC, Utrecht Succession.

Current Synod of Bishops


His Grace The Most Reverend Chris M. Hernandez, DD


His Grace The Most Reverend Romeo R. Rabusa, DD

Primate, Asia Pacific Region

Metropolitan Bishop, Diocese of Santo Nino

Pastor, Church of Santo Nino Old Roman Catholic Community

NAORCC, Utrecht Succession

His Grace The Most Reverend Juan M. Bustillo, DD

Bishop Ordinary, Diocese of Cristo Rey

NAORCC, Utrecht Succession

His Grace The Most Reverend Julio A. Higuera, DD

Bishop Ordinary & Pastor, Iglesia Santa Maria Madre Nuestra

NAORCC, Utrecht Succession 

His Grace The Most Reverend Miguel A. Vazquez, DD

Bishop Ordinary, Diocese of the Divine Infant Jesus

Santuario Divino del Nino Jesus

Shrine of the Divine Infant Jesus, Old Roman Catholic

NAORCC, Utrecht Succession

Bishop Ordinary - Vacant

Diocese of Saint Michael & All Angels

NAORCC, Utrecht Succession


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