In Dominus Iesus, Pope John Paul II Defines
a True Particular Church. This teaching of the Roman Catholic Church was approved and published on behalf of Pope John Paul
II by Cardinal Ratzinger the present Pope Benedict XVI.
"The Churches which,
while not existing in perfect communion with the Catholic Church, remain united to her by means of the closest bonds, that
is, by apostolic succession and a valid Eucharist, are true particular Churches. Therefore, the Church of Christ is present
and operative also in these Churches, even though they lack full communion with the Catholic Church....
The Apostolic Catholic
Church fulfills John Paul II's definition of "True Particular" Catholic Church in every way. Inquiries and verification
of this document may be made to any Roman Catholic chancery.
More importantly, an active servant ministry exemplifies
and demonstrates authenticity.