The Catholic Apostolic Church in North America (CACINA) is the daughter church of the Catholic Apostolic Church in Brazil, founded by the Most Reverend Carlos Duarte-Costa, a Roman Catholic Bishop who left communion with Rome in 1945 because of matters of conscience related to social justice. Bishops in CACINA trace their apostolic succession primarily to Duarte-Costa, but they also have Eastern Orthodox and Anglican Episcopal lineages. Despite this rich tradition, CACINA maintains a thoroughly Catholic identity. We are not Roman, Orthodox, or Anglican; we are grateful the Lord has called us to be CACINA Catholics. To learn more about us, visit our website CACINA.