Three priests in the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti have been nominated to become bishop suffragan in that diocese.
The nominees, who were announced Sept. 16 in a press release from the Episcopal Church's Office of Public, are:
- the Rev. Ogé Beauvoir, dean of the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Port-au-Prince;
- the Rev. Bernier Noe, priest-in-charge of St. Esprit Church in Cap-Haitien; and
- the Rev. Joseph Jean Jeannot, priest-in-charge of St. Pierre Church in Mirebalais.
The election will be held on Nov.25. Pending all necessary consents, the ordination and consecration will be held on a date to be determined in 2012.
This marks the first time that the Diocese of Haiti will elect a bishop suffragan.
The bishop suffragan will assist Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin as he serves the needs of the people and clergy of the diocese, the largest diocese in the Episcopal Church, which continues to recover from a devastating January 2010 earthquake, according to the press release. The new bishop suffragan will be headquartered in the Greater North Region of Haiti, according to an earlier report.