Guyanese priest to be ordained Bishop of Mandeville

Guyanese priest to be ordained Bishop of Mandeville

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Print this page Email A Friend!


MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Bishop-elect, Father John Derek Persaud, a priest from Georgetown, Guyana, will be ordained and installed as Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mandeville on Saturday, September 19.

A news release circulated here this morning said the ceremony will take place at the St Paul of the Cross Cathedral, Mandeville.

Due to the COVID protocols required for gatherings, attendance will be limited and by invitation only. The function will be live-streamed on social media, the news release said.

Father John was appointed as the fourth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mandeville on June 19, 2020 by Pope Francis.

He has been serving in his hometown as parish priest, administrator of the cathedral, director of vocations and director of religious education. He has also served the wider Caribbean church in various other capacities.

"The last Bishop of Mandeville, Most Rev Neil Tiedemann, served from 20 May 2008 until July 4, 2016. The See has been vacant since that time. Archbishop Emeritus of Kingston, Most Rev Charles H Dufour has been serving as Apostolic Administrator to the Diocese in the absence of a Bishop," the news release explained.


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaper-login


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT