Pope appoints a US Bishop to a Jamaican diocese


Pope John Paul II has appointed Bishop Gordon Dunlap Bennett, S.J., Auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, U.S.A., as Bishop of Mandeville, in Jamaica.

Bishop Dunlap Bennett was born on October 21, 1946 in Denver, CO, and was ordained a priest for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) on June 14, 1975. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore  on December 23, 1997.

The new Bishop will succeed Bishop Paul Michael Boyle, C.P, whose resignation was accepted upon having reached the age limit.


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