Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez

Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez

Luis Fernando Castillo Méndez (December 4, 1922 - October 29, 2009) was patriarch of the Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church (ICAB - Igreja Católica Apostólica Brasileira), an independent catholic church. The Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church lists 48 dioceses, and is the mother church of the Worldwide Communion of Catholic Apostolic National Churches (WCCAC) a loose communion of churches in 14 countries.

He had been a Roman Catholic priest from August 10, 1944 until March 8, 1947, when Castillo Méndez left the Roman Catholic Church and the archdiocese of Caracas to become the founder of the independent Venezuelan Catholic Apostolic Church. Castillo Méndez was subsequently excommunicated by the Holy See. On May 3, 1948 he was consecrated a bishop and patriarch for the Venezuelan Catholic Apostolic Church by the bishop Carlos Duarte Costa (excommunicated former Roman Catholic bishop of Botucatu, Brazil), assisted by his independent auxiliary bishop Salomão Barbosa Ferraz, in the Panama Canal Zone.

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