Archbishop Robert Rivas OP of Castries, St Lucia, will head a Vocations Commission being set up by the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) in an effort to increase vocations to the priesthood and religious life, in the face of dwindling numbers across the region.
Years ago, the AEC appointed then Bishop Charles Dufour of Montego Bay, Jamaica, as vocations director liaison. However, with the dire need for priests/religious in the region, Caribbean bishops decided at their recent annual plenary meeting in Guadeloupe to make vocations a priority.
|Archbishop Robert Rivas OP|
The terms of agreement for the Vocations Commission are being prepared to be sent to the relevant Vatican department for approval.
– compiled from a report by AEC General Secretary Rev Mike James