On February 19, 2012, former Roman Catholics, Bishop Oscar Rojas Quinto and three of his clergy will be received as priests into the Anglican Church of Peru, along with their congregations from Huancayo in the mountains of central Peru. Bishop Harold William Godfrey, who heads the Diocese of Peru, called it a "reverse Ordinariate."
As a community of former Roman Catholics, they have suffered from persecution and prejudice. They have been accused of being "false priests"; their services have been broken up and legal action threatened. "These are brave men and women who have endured much for the sake of the Gospel. It is an honor to count them a part of the Anglican family," said the Rev. Ian Montgomery, Canon to the Ordinary.
Bishop Oscar, while becoming an Anglican priest, will still be honored as a bishop, albeit without the ability to confirm or ordain. He will still be ecclesiastically involved in overseeing his congregations in the Huancayo region.
COMMENT: I don't understand that last bit. Surely a bishop is a bishop. In England, our suffragan, assistant and retired bishops don't have the same authority as a diocesan bishop but they can, most certainly, ordain and confirm. If they didn't then our diocesan bishops would have to work for a living.
Other than that, well done Anglican Communion. If there is one thing that the mother church has bequeathed to the rest of the Communion it's reserve and the ability not to crow too much when we win. Unlike a certain Italian denomination I could mention.