Vatican City, Feb 22, 2022 / 05:05 am
Pope Francis has appointed Father Jacques Fabre as the new Catholic bishop of Charleston, South Carolina.
The Vatican announced the 66-year-old priest’s appointment on Feb. 22.
Fabre was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In the early 1990s, he was a chaplain at a Haitian refugee camp at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He has served as an administrator at the San Felipe de Jesús Mission in Georgia for the past 12 years.
He will succeed Bishop Robert Guglielmone, 76, who was cleared by the Vatican in December 2020 after an investigation into an allegation that he had sexually abused an eight-year-old boy beginning in 1978 when he was a priest in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York.