Bishop Raphael

The Right Rev. Bishop Raphael Adams, ofr

Bishop Rafe served in the Roman Catholic Church as a Franciscan Brother of the Order of Franciscans Minor.  He was ordained in 1975 for the Central Regionary Diocese of the Old Roman Catholic Church in North America.

He affiliated with the Ecumenical Catholic Communion and served as an advisor on the Episcopal Council.

In 1996 he began serving as the Bishop Forane for parishes of the Midwest region as it was forming itself into what is now the Ecumenical Diocese of Mid-America.

He was elected in September of 2016 and installed as the Bishop Ordinary on March 7, 2017.

Bishop Rafe also serves as the Bishop Protector for the Franciscans of Reconciliation (ofr) order.

Apostolic lines:
1) James H. Rogers, Hubert Augustus Rogers, Carmel Henry Carfora.
2) John Joseph Humphries, Richard Arthur Marchenna, Carmel Henry Carfora.