This Patriarchal Constitution merely summarizes and details
centuries-old existing privileges that were also expressed in other
earlier legislation. This new constitution was promulgated to compile
relevant information into one single legal document.
I PONT. MAGNVS
is the sole supreme ruler of the heavens and the earth. The
representative of God on earth is the Holy Church of Christ, which was given and continues to enjoy
supreme authority. Above the Holy Church and her officials, no civil
potentate or government may stand. We, the Anglican Patriarchate of
Rome, likewise are, by privilege of the Roman See and Apostolic
authority, have been, are, and remain in perpetuity a supreme and
sovereign entity, independent of and not subject to in any way all
civil governments on earth that have existed, currently exist, or
will ever exist in the future. This is applicable not only within the
traditional titular territories of the Anglican Patriarchate of Rome,
Pontifical States (patrimony of Sts. Peter, Mark, and Stephen), and
Legations, but in all geographical locations.
The Anglo-Roman Papa, Legate of Christ, Custodian of the Apostolic
See of Saint Mark in Aquilaea, successor of Pope Leo X, by right of
ancient tradition and privilege, holds the Imperial dignity and
coimperial rank. He is subject to no earthly power, potentate, or
authority, and is therefore subject to God alone.
An ecclesiastical sovereign state need not maintain current physical,
territorial, geographical borders. Just as a corporation may not have
physical property or a storefront, yet nevertheless it possesses all
the rights and status of a corporation, so too does an ecclesiastical
state without borders maintain all the rights and status of a
sovereign nation. The Anglican Patriarchate of Rome has titular
territory to which it rightly lays claim, but over which it does not
exercise direct governmental administration. Nevertheless, the
Anglican Patriarchate of Rome maintains by ancient right the rights
to make and enforce laws, to raise and maintain a military, to coin
money and stamps, to enter into treaties with sovereign states, and
all other rights appertaining to a sovereign state.
It is noted that the concept of overlapping jurisdictions in neither
uncommon nor new. There are abundant examples, past and present, of
geographical territories that have multiple extant government
authorities claiming and exercising legislative, judicial, and
executive authority therein. Such authorities may conflict with each
other. The Anglican Patriarchate of Rome, with authority under God,
maintains rightful supremacy in any an all cases.
Given at the Court of St. Mary of Walsingham in the House of St.
Stephen this 25nd day of March, the Feast of the Annunciation, feast
day of the Court of St. Mary of Walsingham, in the year of our Lord 2020.
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