Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Haiti elects Ogé Beauvoir as bishop suffragan

From ENS-

The Rev. Canon Ogé Beauvoir, dean of the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Port-au-Prince, was elected Nov. 25 to be the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti's first bishop suffragan, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal Church.

Beauvoir was elected on the second ballot with 68 lay votes and 25 priest votes, according to an email from the Rev. Kesner Ajax, executive director of the Bishop Tharp Institute in Les Cayes and coordinator of the diocese's partnership program. All 95 of the lay delegates and 48 of 52 priests eligible to vote were present for the convention, Ajax said.

The election took place at a special diocesan convention at Ascension Church in Carrefour, a suburb of Port-au-Prince.

Beauvoir, 55, will assist Bishop Diocesan Jean Zaché Duracin as he serves the people and clergy of the diocese, numerically the largest diocese in the Episcopal Church. The new bishop suffragan will be headquartered in the Greater North Region of Haiti.

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