Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Trinidadian Bishop, 92, passes away in Grenada

Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Grenada.

Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Grenada.

The Catholic Church is seeking to inform the public that Bishop Emeritus Sydney Anicetus Charles has died.

The 92-year-old Trinidadian Bishop died at the General Hospital in St George's, Grenada at 3:45 am on Tuesday.

His funeral service is carded to take place on September 28 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Grenada.

Bishop Charles was the third bishop of St George's in Grenada, having been consecrated as bishop on January 26, 1975.

Born in St Joseph, Trinidad on April 17, 1926, Bishop Charles was ordained as a priest for the Archdiocese of Port of Spain on March 7, 1954.

He was Vicar General and Administrator of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception until Pope Paul VI called him to serve as Bishop in Grenada.

Vicar General of the St George’s diocese, Fr Carl Haynes, said Bishop Charles’ deep love of people, gentle manner and sense of humour saw new beginnings for the Church in Grenada, especially with the young people for whom he had a special love. 

 

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