For decades, Archfather papa Rutherford (Cardinal Johnson) has been a leader in humanitarian and charitable work on local, national, and global levels.

As Archfather-Prince and Coadjutor of Rome, he is primarily active in the Patriarchate's humanitarian wing, the Walsingham Guard, and through Global Ecclesial Charities. He also supports the Patriarchate's outreach ministry to Scouting.

The Archfather also has supported a wide variety of charitable endeavors, including children's healthcare, food banks, orphanages, shelters for battered women, the needs of veterans, cultural education, sports and athletics, children's literacy, and the arts in order to transform the lives of as many people around the world as possible for the better.

Papa Rutherford provides leadership and guidance, enabling the ministry and humanitarian work of others. He has a unique ability to identify and bring together people of diverse talents to meet charitable needs. He also believes in leading from the front and takes a hands-on approach towards service to others.

1600 Pandas World Tour - Raising awareness
and money for panda habitats.




Swearing in at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy
New London, Connecticut


Authored Works


Humanitarian Service






Walsingham Guard

Global Economics

Global Ecclesial Charities


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The Anglican Patriarchate (Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church) is an ecclesiastical sovereignty by right of Rome with an independent government in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Additionally, we descend from the See of Utrecht, which was granted autonomy in 1145 by Pope Eugene III and confirmed in 1520 by Pope Leo X in the Bull Debitum Pastoralis, this right becoming known as the Leonine Privilege. As the sole successor of Pope Leo X and temporal successor of St. Peter the Apostle in Italy and Britain, the Patriarchate is fully Catholic and holds the same canonical authority as the Roman Communion (Vatican). The Patriarchate is the ecclesiastical successor to temporal Rome, the temporal patrimony of the Roman Empire claimed historically by right of the papacy. The succession passed to the Patriarchate after Benedict XVI by right of Rome and Florence, with the Archfather (Bishop of St. Stephen) with papal authority as temporal successor of St. Peter, and the Pope (Bishop of Rome) as spiritual successor of St. Peter and de facto sovereign of the Vatican City-State.