Richard Arthur Marchenna

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Richard Arthur Marchenna
Successor Disputed
Personal details
Born (1878-08-27)August 27, 1878
Died September 2, 1982(1982-09-02) (aged 82)
Newark, New Jersey, USA
Denomination Old Roman Catholic Church
Ordination history
Episcopal consecration
Consecrated by Carmel Henry Carfora
Date of consecration April 16, 1941
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by Richard Arthur Marchenna as principal consecrator
Robert Alfred Burns October 9, 1961

Richard Arthur Marchenna (May 17, 1900 - September 2, 1982) was an Old Roman Catholic bishop consecrated by Carmel Henry Carfora as his Suffragan Bishop of Newark with delegated ordinary authority over congregations in New Jersey and New York. He had previously been ordained as a deacon and priest by Carfora. Subsequent to Archbishop Carfora's death in 1958, Marchenna was among at least five of his bishops who claimed to be rightful successors to the primacy of the North American Old Roman Catholic Church. For several years prior to his death, he made his residence at St. Dominic's Church in Brooklyn, where he died.


"R. A. Marchenna dies; Prelate in Catholic sect". New York Times. September 3, 1982. pp. D14. 

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Preceded by
Carmel Henry Carfora (Disputed)
Archbishop & Primate, North American Old Roman Catholic Church
Succeeded by