Donald Trump has named former Anglican bishop of London, David Clohessy, as his new archbishop of New York.
Clohesssy, who has been in the role since 2008, has served as the archbishop since 2002.
The pope has been calling for the creation of a new Christian denomination called the Church of New Revelation, and Clohessys predecessor, Bishop Anthony I. Sullivan, has called for the church to be reformed and a new church canonized.
The church is already led by the charismatic televangelist Warren Throckmorton, who is a Trump ally.
Trump also named John Paul II to replace the late Pope Benedict XVI, the first pope from the Western Roman Empire to leave the papacy.
The move is the latest in a series of moves to create new religious movements.
Earlier this month, Trump appointed a retired American military general, Brig. Gen. Joseph P. Trombetta, to serve as a Vatican envoy on a commission that is to recommend ways to strengthen ties with Muslim nations.
Trump has previously described Muslims as a major threat to the United States.
The new pope will become the first from the West to be canonized in the Catholic Church.
Clohesy, 61, is the first openly gay man to serve in the papal office.
He has been a bishop of New Zealand since 1992 and served in the Vatican as an assistant archbishop in New York from 2003 to 2008.
Cloeson was ordained as a priest in 1981.
He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, where he was a student of St. Paul.
Cloquet was born in Sydney, Australia, and has been married twice.
He was ordained to the priesthood in the Anglican Church in 1979 and to the Diocese of Sydney in 1982.
He also served as a bishop for a time as the president of the Anglicans of Sydney.
He received a PhD in theology from the University, Sydney.
In a statement on his nomination, Clohesses said he was “very much looking forward to the great work ahead and to serving God in New Yorkers service.”
Trump has already appointed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a senior adviser and a senior official in the White House Office of Management and Budget.