Can. 383 §1 specifies the
role of a Diocesan Bishop in shepherding the flock entrusted
to his care.
"In exercising the function of a pastor, a diocesan
bishop is to show himself concerned for all the
Christian faithful entrusted to his care, of whatever
age, condition, or nationality they are, whether living
in the territory or staying there temporarily; he is
also to extend an apostolic spirit to those who are not
able to make sufficient use of ordinary pastoral care
because of the condition of their life and to those who
no longer practice their religion."
Archdiocese of Kingston has been blessed by a number of
Bishops and Archbishops who served the
people of God with utmost love and generosity:
Benito Fernández O.F.M.
(1837 — 1855)
James Eustace Dupeyron
S.J. (1855 — 1872)
Joseph Sidney Woollett
S.J. (1871 — 1877)
Thomas Porter S.J. (1877
Charles Menzies Gordon S.J. (1889
John Joseph Collins S.J.
(1907 — 1918)
William F. O'Hare S.J.
(1919 — 1926)
Joseph N. Dinand S.J.
(1927 — 1930)
Thomas Addis Emmet S.J.
(1930 — 1949)
John Joseph McEleney S.J.
(1950 — 1970)
Samuel Emmanuel Carter
S.J. (1970 — 1994)
Edgerton Roland Clarke
D.D., C.D. (1994 —
Lawrence Aloysius Burke
S.J. (2004 — 2008)
Donald James Reece
D.D., G.C.M. (2008
Charles H. Dufour, D.D,
C.D. (2011 - )
(c) copyright, 2008, roman catholic archdiocese of kingston, jamaica, west indies