As of 29 July, the Prince-Abbot has been appointed co-adjutor with right of succession to the Primate of the Apostolic Episcopal Church, the Most Revd. Francis Cajetan Spataro. Archbishop Spataro has announced that he intends to retire as Primate on 5 February 2015 and the Prince-Abbot will succeed him on that date.
Archbishop Paget E.J. Mack OCR, one of the consecrators of the Prince-Abbot and a member of the Order of the Crown of Thorns and the Order of Antioch, has moved from New York to Barbados. He has been appointed by the Primate as Missionary Bishop of the Antilles with See at Barbados in the AEC. He retains the title of Archbishop ad personam.