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Cardinal Müller in Texas for consecration of Ordinariate bishop

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, rides a horse in Houston for the consecration of Bishop Steven J. Lopes, of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter.  - RV

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, rides a horse in Houston for the consecration of Bishop Steven J. Lopes, of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter. - RV

03/02/2016 13:13

(Vatican Radio) The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, was in Houston on Tuesday for the ordination of Steven J. Lopes,  the first bishop to head one of the Personal Ordinariates for former Anglicans established in accordance with 2009’s Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus.

During the festivities, the Cardinal attended a barbecue, during which he wore the native dress of Texas: A cowboy hat while riding a horse.

Bishop Steven J. Lopes, a former official of the Vatican’s Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith is the first bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. His predecessor as Ordinary, Msgr. Jeffrey N. Steenson, was a former Anglican priest, who was not consecrated as a Catholic bishop.

There are currently three Ordinariates: the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham (for England, Wales, and Scotland); Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter (for the United States and Canada); and the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross (for Australia and Japan).

03/02/2016 13:13