On 29th April 2016 the Holy Father Pope Francis appointed:
H.E. Mgr Kenneth Richards, Archbishop of Kingston – previously Bishop of St. John’s Basseterre (Antigua)
H.E. Mgr. Neil Tiedemann, Titular Bishop of Cova and Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn (New York-USA) previously Bishop of Mandeville, Jamaica
His Grace Mgr. Charles Dufour, Archbishop Emeritus of Kingston as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Mandeville.
Details of the date of installation for Archbishop Richards to be provided in due course.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of the Most Reverend Bishop Vincent Darius, O.P., Bishop of St. George’s in Grenada. The late Bishop Darius was born on the 6th September, 1955 and was ordained Bishop of St. George’s Grenada on the 2nd October, 2002. Continue reading
“The unity of the Bishops in the AEC embodies the hope and promises of the Region,” said Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Nichola Girasoli in his opening address to Bishops attending the 60th Annual Plenary Meeting at St John Vianney Seminary, Mount St. Benedict, April 10-15.
The Nuncio identified four areas which Pope Francis wanted the bishops to focus on:
- Ministry on the essentials of evangelisation;
(2) Transparency as a requirement for credible ministry;
(3) Avoiding the trap of paralysis in response to the questions of the day; and
(4) Unity of purpose in mission that sustains communion. Continue reading
By: Paul Tjon Kiem Sang
More than 1,800 Catholic faithful of Suriname attended the solemn consecration of their new Bishop, Most Rev. Karel Choennie, as the fourth Bishop of Paramaribo, on Sunday January 24
After Rev. Esteban Kross had read and displayed the Pope’s appointment letter to all present, the ordination liturgy commenced. Karel’s predecessor, Rev. Wilhelmus de Bekker, was the principal consecrator, and the co-consecrators were Paramaribo’s metropolitan Archbishop Most Rev. Joseph Harris, and the president of the Antilles Episcopal Conference, Most Rev. Patrick Pinder, Archbishop of Nassau. Apart from these two prelates, the Archbishop of Castries, Most Rev. Robert Rivas, the Apostolic Nuncio, Most Rev. Nicola Girasoli, and our Caribbean Cardinal, His Eminence Kelvin Felix, were also present. Continue reading
Pope appoints SVG bishop
Catholic News, Trinidad, Sunday December 27, 2015
Another Trinidad-born priest will lead a diocese in the Antilles Episcopal Conference.
On Tuesday, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis had appointed Fr Gerard Maximin County CSSp, Bishop of the Diocese of Kingstown in St Vincent. Continue reading