Old Roman Catholic Church in North America
|Old Roman Catholic Church in North America|
|Orientation||Old Roman Catholic|
|Leader||Francis P. Facione|
|Separated from||North American Old Roman Catholic Church|
|Merger of||Independent Catholic Church|
The Old Roman Catholic Church in North America descends from the North American Old Roman Catholic Church founded by Archbishop Carmel Henry Carfora. Archbishop Richard Arthur Marchenna consecrated Robert Alfred Burns in 1961. Burns left Marchenna in 1963. That year he joined with Archbishop Wilfred A. Barrington-Evans of the Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite) and began using that designation. He was appointed Archbishop of Chicago by Barrington-Evans.
At some point the church's name was changed to the "Old Roman Catholic Church in North America." Upon Burns' death he was succeeded by Andrew Gordon Johnston-Cantrell of Toronto who was succeeded by Francis Peter Facione. Facione moved the Church headquarters to Detroit, Michigan and then to Louisville, Kentucky where it is now.
- May 1963 - 20 April 1974: Robert Alfred Burns
- 1974 - 5 January 1975: Andrew Gordon Johnson-Cantrell
- 12 April 1975 – present: Francis Peter Facione