Haiti elects Port-au-Prince cathedral dean as bishop coadjutor

Posted Jun 4, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] The Ven. Joseph Kerwin Delicat, dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was elected June 2 as bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Haiti.

The election took place at the nursing school of the Episcopal University of Haiti in Leogane, Haiti.

Pending the canonically required consent of a majority of the church’s bishops with jurisdiction and its diocesan standing committees, Delicat will succeed Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin, who is retiring after serving as bishop since 1994. The ordination and consecration is set for Jan. 5, 2019.

The election comes just more than a year after Duracin, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Bishop Suffragan Ogé Beauvoir and the diocesan Standing Committee entered into a covenant that “seeks to address and resolve many of the issues of conflict that have been burdening the diocese.”





Comments (1)

  1. Anita M Fortino says:

    I would like to read more about the issues of conflict. I’ve been a missionary in Haiti for several years. In the country village where I served there were rumors of conflict between the bishops but I never learned the facts. Many Episcopal churches in the U.S. support Episcopal churches and schools in Haiti and would like to know facts, not local rumors. Thanks so much. The name I use in the Church is Anita Thorstad.

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