Ok…I was reading that the Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Domincan Republic, is the Primate of the Americas because his see is the oldest in the Americas.
I also remember reading that the United States doesn’t have an official primate. Back in the 1800s, one of the Plenary Councils of Baltimore requested that the Archbishop of Baltimore be named the Primate of the United States. However, Rome didn’t rule on the petition (i.e. didn’t grant or deny it), but instead, gave the Baltimore See some of the ceremonial prerogatives of a primatial see but not the full title or powers. Hence, the Archbishop of Baltimore is seen as an “honorary primate” of the United States.
Question is this: What is the relationship between the Archbishop of Santo Domingo/Primate of the Americas and the other national primates in the Americas (for example: the Archbishop of Montreal who’s Primate of Canada or the Archbishop of Mexico City who is the Primate of Mexico, etc. What prerogatives does continental primate have over a national primate?
Also, when the prelates of the Americas meet when they have the Synod of the Americas, is the Archbishop of Baltimore treated as a primate?
In procession and seating, does the Primate of the Americas have precedence over the national primates? Do the actual primates have precedence over Baltimore which has the prerogatives of a primate but not the title?