This vicarite is sort of like an ordinate in the RCC (Such as the Anglicans have recently been placed under)?
This is probably a god move in that it will allow for WR clergy and laity to have a greater amount of autonomy.
Men may dislike truth, men may find truth offensive and inconvenient, men may persecute the truth, subvert it, try by law to suppress it. But to maintain that men have the final power over truth is blasphemy, and the last delusion. Truth lives forever, men do not.
-- Gustave Flaubert