Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Port of Spain

Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Port of Spain / Porto di Spagna (Italiano) / Portus Hispaniæ (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Bridgetown, Georgetown, Paramaribo, Willemstad

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2017.10.19 – ...):Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon (65)Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon (65)

President of Antilles Episcopal Conference

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Port of Spain (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon (65)Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon (65)
(2017.10.19 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)
President of Antilles Episcopal Conference

Totally yours

Born:1959.03.17 (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago)
Ordained Priest:1991.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:2011.09.21

Priest of Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) (1991.03.19 – 2011.07.08)

Bishop of Kingstown (Saint Vincent and Grenadines) (2011.07.08 – 2015.12.22)

Bishop of Bridgetown (Barbados) (2011.07.08 – 2017.10.19)

Vice-President of Antilles Episcopal Conference (2017.05.04 – 2023.04.28)

Apostolic Administrator of Bridgetown (Barbados) (2017.10.19 – 2020.12.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) (2017.10.19 – ...)

President of Antilles Episcopal Conference (2023.04.28 – ...)

Archbishop Joseph Everard Harris, C.S.Sp. (82)Archbishop Joseph Everard Harris, C.S.Sp. (82)
(2011.12.26 – 2017.10.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)

Do this in memory of me

Born:1942.03.19 (Surrey Village, Trinidad and Tobago)
Ordained Priest:1968.07.14
Consecrated Bishop:2011.09.14

Coadjutor Archbishop of Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) (2011.07.08 – 2011.12.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) (2011.12.26 – 2017.10.19)

Archbishop Edward Joseph Gilbert, C.SS.R. (87)Archbishop Edward Joseph Gilbert, C.SS.R. (87)
(2001.03.21 – 2011.12.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)

The Lord is my strength

Born:1936.12.26 (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
Ordained Priest:1964.06.21
Consecrated Bishop:1994.09.07

Bishop of Roseau (Dominica) (1994.07.01 – 2001.03.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) (2001.03.21 – 2011.12.26)

Archbishop Gordon Anthony Pantin, C.S.Sp.
(1967.11.29 – 2000.03.11)

Omnia omnibus

Born:1929.08.27 (Trinidad and Tobago)
Ordained Priest:1955.07.03
Consecrated Bishop:1968.03.19
Died:2000.03.11 († 70)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) (1967.11.29 – 2000.03.11)

President of Antilles Episcopal Conference (1979 – 1984)

Bishop William Michael Fitzgerald, O.P.
(Apostolic Administrator 1966.06.18 – 1968.03.19)

Archbishop Patrick Finbar Ryan, O.P.
(1940.06.06 – 1966.05.24)

Born:1881.03.04 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1905.04.08
Consecrated Bishop:1937.06.29
Died:1975.01.10 († 93)

Titular Archbishop of Gabula (1937.04.13 – 1940.06.06)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) (1937.04.13 – 1940.06.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) (1940.06.06 – 1966.05.24)

President of Antilles Episcopal Conference (1958 – 1967)

Titular Archbishop of Villamagna in Tripolitana (1966.05.24 – 1975.01.10)

Archbishop John Pius Dowling, O.P.
(1909.03.09 – 1940.06.06)

Born:1860.06.23 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1887.06.04
Consecrated Bishop:1909.05.16
Died:1940.06.06 († 79)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) (1909.03.09 – 1940.06.06)

Archbishop Patrick Vincent Flood, O.P.
(1889.03.08 – 1907.05.17)

Born:1844.09.16 (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1887.08.15
Died:1907.05.17 († 62)

Titular Bishop of Hephæstum (1887.07.07 – 1889.03.08)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) (1887.07.07 – 1889.03.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) (1889.03.08 – 1907.05.17)

Archbishop Joachim-Hyacinthe Gonin, O.P.
(1863.12.21 – 1889.03.13)

Born:1815.12.14 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1863.12.27
Died:1889.03.13 († 73)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) (1863.12.21 – 1889.03.13)

Archbishop Ferdinand English
(1860.09.28 – 1862.09.19)

Born:1821
Consecrated Bishop:1860.11.11
Died:1862.09.19 († 40)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) (1860.09.28 – 1862.09.19)

Archbishop Vincent Spaccapietra, C.M.
(1855.04.18 – 1859.09.12)

Born:1801.10.12
Ordained Priest:1824.06
Consecrated Bishop:1852.11.21
Died:1878.11.24 († 77)

Titular Bishop of Arcadiopolis (1852.11.21 – 1855.04.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) (1855.04.18 – 1859.09.12)

Titular Archbishop of Ancyra (1859.09.12 – 1862.04.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Izmir (Turkiye) (1862.04.08 – 1878.11.24)

Bishop Michael Monaghan
(Apostolic Administrator 1852 – 1855.07.14)

Archbishop Richard Patrick Smith
(1850.04.30 – 1852.05.06)

Born:1802.03.17 (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1837.12.10
Died:1852.05.06 († 50)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago) (1837.02.21 – 1844.10.26)

Titular Bishop of Agnus (1837.02.21 – 1845.05.28)

Vicar Apostolic of Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago) (1844.10.26 – 1850.04.30)

Titular Bishop of Olimpus (1845.05.28 – 1850.04.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) (1850.04.30 – 1852.05.06)

Vicars Apostolic of Trinidad (Roman Rite)

Bishop Richard Patrick Smith (later Archbishop)
(1844.10.26 – 1850.04.30)

(see above)

Bishop Daniel McDonnell
(1828.12.23 – 1844.10.26)

Born:1785.10.05 (England)
Ordained Priest:1810.04.07
Consecrated Bishop:1829.03.25
Died:1844.10.26 († 59)

Titular Bishop of Olimpus (1828.12.23 – 1844.10.26)

Vicar Apostolic of Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago) (1828.12.23 – 1844.10.26)

Bishop James Buckley
(1819.03.06 – 1828.03.26)

Born:1770.02.24 (England)
Ordained Priest:1794.12.24
Consecrated Bishop:1819.06.29
Died:1828.03.26 († 58)

Titular Bishop of Gerrha (1819.03.06 – 1828.03.26)

Vicar Apostolic of Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago) (1819.03.06 – 1828.03.26)

Fr. Thomas Gillow
(1818.03.17 – 1819 not possessed)

Born:1769.11.23
Ordained Priest:1797.04.01
Died:1857.03.19 († 87)

Titular Bishop of Hypsus (1818.03.17 – 1819 not possessed)

Vicar Apostolic of Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago) (1818.03.17 – 1819 not possessed)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (61)

Carúpano (←), Saint George’s in Grenada (↑), Bridgetown (↗), Tucupita (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 5,128 km²

Population: 289,450 Catholics (21.2% of 1,367,558 total)

Pastoral Centres: 61 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 88 priests (55 diocesan, 33 religious), 16 deacons, 145 religious (44 brothers, 101 sisters), 10 seminarians

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