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Diocese mourns death of first Guyanese bishop

The entrance procession at Bishop Singh’s funeral last Monday. Main celebrant Bishop Francis Alleyne (from left), Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Harris, Fr John Persaud, Msgr Terrence Montrose and Fr Godfrey Veerasammy SJ.  Photo: Joseph Ramjohn.


The funeral Mass for Bishop Ganesh Benedict Singh—the diocese’s first Guyanese bishop took place Monday, September 17 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Brickdam followed by burial in the crypt below the Cathedral.

Bishop Singh, who headed the Catholic Church in Guyana from August 1971 until his retirement in 2003, died Wednesday, September 12 at the Balwant Singh Hospital after a short illness. He was 90 years old.

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