Vatican City (Agenzia) – Today the Holy Father appointed Rev. Clyde Martin Harvey, of the clergy of Port of Spain, Parish priest and Episcopal Vicar of the clergy, as Bishop of the diocese of St. George's in Grenada.
Rev. Clyde Martin Harvey was born in Trinidad and Tobago in the Antilles on November 9, 1948. He attended primary and secondary schools in Belmont district. After discovering priesthood vocation, he followed the philosophical and theological formation course at the Regional Seminary of St. John Maria Vianney and Uganda Martyrs in Trinidad and Tobago. He was ordained a priest on June 27, 1976.
Since his priestly ordination he has served the following academic and pastoral roles: since 1976: Professor of Philosophy, Archdiocese of Port of Spain; 1976-1979: Formator and Vice-Rector of the Regional Seminary of St. John Maria Vianney and Uganda Martyrs; 1979-1985: Parish priest in Morvant and Laventille; 1985: Brief Specialization Course at Lancaster University, England; 1985-1988: Higher Studies at the Graduate School of Theology at the University of Berkeley, California; 1988-1996: Parish priest in Maloney; 1997-2007: Parish priest in San Fernando; 2007-2016: Parish priest at Gonzales and Holy Rosary; Since 2011: Episcopal Vicar for the Clergy.
St. George's Diocese, erected in 1956, covers the entire territory of Grenada and the Grenadines (340 sq. Km). It now has a population of 104,000, almost entirely of African-Caribbean ethnicity. 40,000 are Catholics (about 40%), but they are declining. The Diocese is divided into 21 parishes, 5 of which are administered by a permanent Deacon or layman. There are 25 priests, 14 of whom are religious, 7 permanent deacons, 5 religious brothers and 34 religious sisters. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 23/6/2017)