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AEC now on world map – Cardinal Felix

from Catholic News – 8 March 2014

The papal representative to this region hopes the bishops of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) will benefit from the experience and guidance of its first cardinal.

Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Nicola Girasoli made the comment at a February 26 dinner at the residence of Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau, capital of Dominica – the home country of Cardinal Kelvin Felix. The dinner was held in honour of the cardinal and followed a Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Newtown. Archbishop Girasoli recalled that he met “Archbishop Felix” in 2006 when the latter visited Zambia and was a guest at the Nuncio’s residence. He said “in many ways” Cardinal Felix reflected Pope Francis’ style of leadership and how he witnessed to his Catholic faith. He urged the clergy, religious and the faithful of the diocese of Roseau to “love him and always support him”. In brief remarks, Cardinal Felix expressed gratitude to the diocese and the Dominica Government for the celebratory dinner. He thanked the Nuncio for his recommendations to the Holy See which contributed to his appointment as a cardinal. “It has put the AEC and Dominica, as it were, on the world map,” he remarked.

 

Immediately upon Cardinal Felix’s arrival at the church, Fr Godfrey Tarimo approached him for a blessing.
Immediately upon Cardinal Felix’s arrival at the church, Fr Godfrey Tarimo approached him for a blessing. Continue reading

Nuncio on Cardinals Felix & Langlois: Best churchmen of the Caribbean

from Catholic News Saturday, 08 March 2014 22:15

 

More than 1,700 persons squeezed into the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries or huddled in tents outside for a Mass last Sunday to celebrate Kelvin Cardinal Felix’s recent induction into the College of CardinalsThe new Caribbean cardinals – Chibly Cardinal Langlois and Kelvin Cardinal Felix – in Rome shortly after the February 22 consistory. Photo Msgr Patrick AnthonyThe new Caribbean cardinals – Chibly Cardinal Langlois and Kelvin Cardinal Felix – in Rome shortly after the February 22

consistory. Photo Msgr Patrick Anthony Continue reading

Caribbean scores first for President of Signis International Catholic Communicators

Cuban Layman Gustavo Andujar was elected President of the Signis International at the Congress and Assembly of Delegates attended by more than 300 Catholic communicators from across the globe 25 February -1 March 2014, in a first for Latin America and the Caribbean in the top post of the major international communications group endorsed by the Vatican

Signis leadership Andujar + 2 vice presidents Frank Frost US and John Sinniah Malasia

 A veteran film reviewer and head of the Cuban Catholic Church Signis group, Gustavo has worked closely with Signis Caribbean territories and was nominated by Signis Grenada and seconded by the AEC. Frank Frost of the US and John Sinniah of Malaysia were elected Vice Presidents. Continue reading

Caribbean pilgrims celebrate first Cardinal from the Region

From Catholic Standard – 28th February 2014

“I stand on the shoulders of two great men, Tony Pantin, the first Caribbean man to be Archbishop of Port of Spain to the South and Sam Carter, the first Caribbean man to be Archbishop of Kingston, Jamaica to the north. These were my mentors, they were great men,” Cardinal Felix said in an interview after becoming Cardinal with Trinity Television of Trinidad and Tobago. This is another first for the Caribbean Catholic Church. Cardinal Kelvin Felix, the first Caribbean man to be made a Cardinal comes from the centre of the Caribbean, Dominica. Continue reading

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A ‘gift of love’ from Pope Francis- Paramaribo, Suriname

Catholic News – Trinidad 12th April, 2014

In an exquisitely decorated Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral, filled to capacity, Bishop Wilhelm De Bekker of Paramaribo presided at the April 6 celebration of the Eucharist marking its elevation to the rank of minor basilica.

Archbishop Joseph Harris unveils the seal of the Diocese of Paramaribo which adorns the entrance to the basilica.
Archbishop Joseph Harris unveils the seal of the Diocese of Paramaribo which adorns the entrance to the basilica. Continue reading

Regional religious reflect on vocation

Catholic News – Trinidad – Saturday, 12 April 2014 21:50
Consecrated religious and laity need not be “great prophets, but small prophets who live the radical message of the Gospel”.Spanish Archbishop José Rodríguez Carballo made the comment while speaking to leaders of national conferences of religious congregations and orders from Latin America and the Caribbean who met in Trinidad recently. Continue reading