Decree of the Patriarch Concerning West Africa

On June 1st, 2020, by the decree of His Beatitude, The Most Reverend Dr. HEIGO RITSBEK, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church, the following changes have been made concerning Central and West Africa and Africa as a whole:

  1. Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. Martin Lakwey Kiprotich is now Primate of All Africa of The Anglocatholic Church;
  2. Former Archbishop Joseph Pevigo is now Metropolitan Archbishop of The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Saint Joseph. Under this Metropolitan Archdiocese are now territories of Gabon, DR Congo, Nigeria;
  3. Former Bishop Moisie Omie is now appointed Archbishop over The Archdiocese of Mary – Mother of God (Cameroon).

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Clergy Cards for Bishops in Making Process

There will be clergy cards (size of a credit card) for all Bishops of The College of Bishops of The Anglocatholic Church. Also there are possibilities to create the cards for priests and deacons – preferable arranged on a diocesan level.

Here examples of clergy cards of the Patriarch and Patriarch Coadjutor. First side and back side. All Bishops are getting with the same colors as His Eminence, The Most Reverend Dr. David Smith, Patriarch Coadjutor of The Anglocatholic Church.

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Change in Leadership in Gabon, Africa

On Friday, May 29, 2020, by the decree of His Beatitude, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church, has released Bishop, The Most Reverend Jean Nicolas Ngigoe as the Ordinary of The Diocese of Child Jesus of The Anglocatholic Church due to his very poor health. We thank Bishop Ngigoe for his faithful service. Now he is called as a Bishop Emeritus. At the same time Father Camille Boumal has been appointed as the Bishop Elect for the Diocese of Child Jesus of The Anglocatholic Church. This transition will be worked out directly under the Office of The Patriarch and is under direct control of His Eminence, The Most Reverend Dr. David Smith, DD, The Patriarch Coadjutor of The Anglocatholic Church.

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Father Camille Boumal

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Patriarch is Writing his Autobiography in Estonia

His Beatitude, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church, is making fundraising in his homeland to publish his autobiography, titled “Looking Back”. The book will be in Estonian. If you want to help the Patriarch with this project, you may send money via The Patriarch Fund, with key-word AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Thank you all very much!

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Retired Bishop Still Actively Ministering in the United States

The Most Reverend Paul Jacob Boardman, Retired Bishop or Bishop Emeritus, still uses all possibilities to reach out to people and is doing great “personal evangelism” among many people! We are thankful to the Lord and to you dear Bishop Emeritus P.J. Boardman!

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Second Conclave in Germany: Changes of Place & Time

Currently, by our draft plans, we plan to have our Second Conclave of The College of The Bishops of The Anglocatholic Church at NH Frankfurt Airport Hotel on June 19 – 22, 2021. June 19th is planned as arrival day, June 22 as departure day. So the Conclave will be shorter, only two days on June 2oth and June 21st, 2021. As in connection with COVID-19 there might be also some other changes, please take it as the current draft plan.

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Bishop David Quispe Aguirre (Diocese of Christ the King)

The Most Reverend David Quispe Aguirre, B.Th. with his parishioners in The Diocese of Christ the King of The Anglocatholic Church (Peru).

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Elevation of Primate Dr. Raphael Marie Villiere

On April 16, 2020, by the decree of His Beatitude, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church, His Eminence, The Most Reverend Dr. Raphael Marie Villiere, DD, Primate of All Europe of The Anglocatholic Church and Senior Advisor to the Patriarch has been elevated as The Special Assistant to the Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church.

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Birthday Messages to His Beatitude, Patriarch Dr. Heigo Ritsbek

On April 12, 2020, His Beatitude, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, MA, MDiv, DMin, LittD, DD, The Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church, celebrated his 69th birthday. Many hundreds birthday best wishes and blessings were sent to him. Among them were: Patriarch Coadjutor Dr. David Smith (Canada), Primate Jose Fernando de Faria (Brazil), Primate Dr. Jeffrey Pangilinan Orellana (Philippines), Primate Dr. Martin Lakwey Kiprotich (Uganda), Primate Dr. Ian Charles Adrian (Australia), Primate Dr. Raphael Marie Villiere (France), Archbishop Augustine Urumbaev (Russia), Bishop Paul J. Boardman (United States), Bishop Earl Frazier (United States), Bishop Dr. Raivo Kodanik (Estonia), Bishop Lars Sperling (Germany), Bishop Elect Adriano Amato (Switzerland/Italy) – all from The Anglocatholic Church, Minister of Social Affairs Ministry of The Republic of Estonia HE Mr. Tanel Kiik, Priest of The Orthodox Church in Estonia – Rev. Sakarias Jaan Leppik, President of European Baptist Fellowship & Vice President of Estonian Council of Churches Rev. Meego Remmel (Estonia), The President of Baptist Union in Estonia Rev. Erki Tamm, Former President of The World Methodist Council, The Reverend Dr. Maxie D. Dunnam (United States), Former Bishop of Northern Europe of The United Methodist Church Rt. Reverend Oisten Olsen (Norway), Bishop Jacob Danner (United States), Abbott Oscar Joseph from The Cistertian Order of The Holy Cross (United States), United Methodist pastor Rev. Tim Donovan (United States), Professors Dr. Tarmo Kulmar, Dr. Anne Kull and Dr. Ain Riistan from Tartu University in Estonia, The Very Rev. Jaan Tammsalu – Dean of Tallinn of The Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Estonian Lutheran pastors Dr. Jaan Lahe, Rev. Enn Auksmann, Dr. Arne Hiob, Rev. Andres Mäevere, Rev. Endel Apsalon, Rev. Avo Üprus, Rev. Üllar Nõlv, Estonian Methodist pastors Rev. Priit Gregorios Tamm, Rev. Urmas Rahuvarm, Rev. Artur Põld, Rev. Hans Lahi, Former Presidents of Baptist Union of Estonia – Rev. Joosep Tammo and Rev. Helari Puu, Baptist pastors Rev. Heldur Kajaste, Rev. Allan Helde, Rev. Hermann Mäemets, Rev. Endel Lohu, Pastor Rev. Heigo Ausmees from Tallinn Missio Church, Bishops Dick Alcaraz, Douglas Woodall and Prakash Yuhanna (Charismatic Episcopal Church), Estonian Pentecostal Church Pastor Rev. Gunnar Järve and many many more.

On the photo: His Beatitude Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, Patriarch of The Anglocatholic Church, in a boat on Sea of Galilee in Israel in 2010.

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My Deepest and Most Sincere Gratitude

Your Eminences and Excellencies! Dear Friends in Christ! Please accept my most sincere thanks and gratitude for your many best wishes and blessings on my birthday! May God bless you all richly!

++++ Heigo Ritsbek, Patriarch of the Anglocatholic Church

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