Father Clyde Harvey on Saturday became the second Trinidad and Tobago national to be ordained as the Roman Catholic Bishop of Grenada, succeeding Grenadian Bishop Vincent Darius, who died 15 months earlier.
In a four-hour ceremony held at Spice Basket, a cultural centre on the outskirt of the capital, and attended by a large number of people including Governor General Dame Cecile La Grenade, Archbishop Nicola Girasoli, Apostolic Nuncio to the Antilles, the Dominican-born Cardinal Kelvin Felix, Bishop Harvey urged the congregation to ensure they participate in the building of the Church.
“I pledge myself to Grenada and all of its people,” he said.
Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell was absent due to illness, but at least least 27 family members of Bishop Harvey, including two sisters, were in attendance.
Harvey, 68, was described as a good shepherd who cares for little people by Archbishop Robert Rivas OP, Metropolitcan Archbishop of Castries, who in his homily, called on the church members to love their new Bishop.