Archbishop-elect Gordon, the former Bishop of Bridgetown succeeds Archbishop Joseph Harris who after six years reached the mandatory retirement age of 75 in March. The appointment was made official noon Vatican City time (6 a.m. local time) Thursday on the Holy See Press Office website. Monsignor Julien Kaboré, Counselor and Deputy Head of Mission of the Apostolic Nunciature, made the announcement locally at a media briefing at the conference room, Archbishop’s House today (Thursday). He also stated that Archbishop-elect Gordon was appointed “Apostolic Administrator of Bridgetown” because of the vacancy in the diocese of Bridgetown.
Archbishop Harris continues as administrator until the Archbishop-elect is installed on or before December 27 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Port of Spain.