Church of Mexica
The Eccalastical Cathedral of Mexica in Langthrope
|Abbreviation||C of M|
|Supreme Governer||Edward II|
|Primate||Archbishop Geoffrey Washington|
|Associations||(De jure) Church of England|
|Region||Mexica and surrounding countries|
|Language||English (Mexican Dialect)|
|Founder||Then Duke Edward I of Mexica|
|Origin||April 7, 1987 |
|Recognition||May 8, 1997|
|Number of followers||274 million people|
|Aid organization||Mexican Organization of Salvation|
|Other name(s)||Mexiclan Church, Mexiclanism|
The Church of Mexica, sometimes referred to as Mexiclanism or Mexican Anglicanism, is a relatively young but large Christian denomination predominantly found in Mexica. The sect has almost 300 million followers as of 2020.
On April 7, 1987, the Church of Mexica was founded by Edward, 31st Duke of Widdenham, the de facto head of the Mexican Independence movement and the country's future emperor. As public desire for Mexican independence continued to grow, many began to question what would Mexica be like post-independence. A heavily contentious issue was religion, as the Church of England was the official religion of the then British colony, but was headed by the king of Great Britain, the overlord nation that the Mexicans wanted to separate from.
As a response to this, several separatists began calling for "a separation of churches," or the founding of a new form of Anglicanism centered in Mexica and headed by a Mexican. This new Christian sect, dubbed Mexiclanism by some, would gain massive popularity amongst pro-independence groups and lead to the religion's founding in 1987. Though not officially recognized as a religion until the country's independence a decade ago, by 1990, over 134 million people had registered as a member of the Mexiclan sect.
The religion became the official religion of the Eternal Empire of Mexica upon the country's independence on May 8, 1997, with Emperor Edward I being declared the Supreme Governer of the faith and with Archbishop Albert Wellington being elected as primate. The Metropolitan Catherdral of Langthrope, built upon the rubble of a sacred Aztec site in 1527, was declared the seat of the primate and the headquarters of the new Christian denomination. Additionally, it was renamed, with it now being referred to as the Eccalastical Cathedral of Mexica.
It has been agreed upon by many that Mexica is the sole superpower in the Columbias. As Mexican influence continued to grow throughout the Columbias, Mexiclanism began to be introduced to other former British colonies, particularly in New Veniza to the south of the Empire. The first Church of Mexica service was performed in Repina, the capital of New Veniza. The country has 2 million Mexiclan followers, though the government has controversially labeled them as Anglican.
Besides New Veniza, there are an estimated 60 million followers outside of Mexica, mainly concentrated in the North Columbian east coast and the Insularum. The popularity of this religion has been attributed to similar pro-independence sentiment in former British colonies. Only one sovereign country has adopted the religion as its official religion: Avalon, as well as its dependencies.