President of Mauritius bestows country’s highest honor on Bishop Ian Ernest

March 14, 2019

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Mauritius Ian Ernest, former primate of the Indian Ocean, has been made Grand Commander of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean (GCSK). The award is the highest rank or distinction of Mauritius’ honor. The award was made by President Barlen Vyapoory on the advice of the country’s Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth and announced on March 12, the National Day in Mauritius. This year’s celebrations marked the 51st anniversary of the nation’s independence. Ernest is now entitled to use the prefix “The Honorable,” and the post-nominal initials GCSK.

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