Thursday 22 November, 2018

Trinidad's Father Harvey appointed Bishop of Grenada

Father Clyde Harvey (File photo)

Father Clyde Harvey (File photo)

Father Clyde Harvey is the new Bishop-elect of the Diocese of St. George’s (Grenada).

The Vatican made the announcement at 6:00 am local time on Friday.

The 68-year-old, who initially wondered if he was too old for the job said it was “a moment to trust God, trust that somehow your talents meet the job.”

He made the comment in his first interview since being notified by Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Nicola Giralsoli on June 19.

Bishop-elect Monsignor (Msgr) Harvey is no stranger to Grenada, having been ordained a deacon there.

Msgr takes over the Diocese left vacant after the April 26, 2016 death of Bishop Vincent Darius.

Taking up the post, he said he wants to be guided by four words: look, listen, learn and love.

“I want to go to Grenada with as few prejudices as possible; I want to see what’s there and by that I don’t mean looking for problems. I want to allow Grenada to impress me with its beauty —it has already done that but to be moved by this land of nutmeg and everything, to really allow the whole place, Gran Etang [lake] and all that, to become a part of my inner consciousness.”

Fr. Clyde M. Harvey was the Parish Priest, Holy Rosary/St. Martin’s, East Port-of-Spain.  He also served previously as chaplain at the University of the West Indies and parish priest in Laventille/Morvant, Maloney Gardens, San Fernando.