On February 2, Fr. Steven Joseph Lopes, 40, was ordained as the first bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. This has been described as “a structure equvalent to a diocese for Roman Catholics who were nurtured in the Anglican tradition.”
“As a pastor, Fr. Steffes was renowned for his kindness, attentiveness and paternal love for the people,” according to an article in the Ordinariate Observer.