11/28/2011

More on the DIocese of Haiti election.

This letter from The Rev. Kesner Ajax, Executive Director of the Bishop Tharp Institute, was posted on the "Haiti Project" web pages

"Today, the Diocese of Haiti held elections for Haiti’s first Suffragan Bishop. I am pleased to announce Ogè Beauvoir as the Suffragan Bishop -- to be based in Cap-Haitien. After a few canonical formalities, Bishop Duracin will announce the official date of the bishop elect’s consecration. 

Some details of the election: 48 of 52 priests were present for the vote. 95/95 members of the lay order were present. 

In the first ballot, Ogè Beauvoir received 64 votes from lay leaders and 24 votes from the priests. Noè Bernier received 12 votes from the lay leaders and 8 votes from the priests. Jean Jeannot Joseph received 19 lay votes and 14 priest votes. There was one blank vote and one cancelled vote. 

In the second round, Beauvoir received 68 lay votes and 25 priest votes. Bernier received 7 lay votes and 3 priest votes. Joseph received 20 lay votes and 18 priest votes. Father Ogè Beauvoir won the election with a majority vote. 

The election was held during a convention in Ascension Church in Carrefour, a suburb of Port-au-Prince. 

The Candidates were: 
Canon Oge Beauvoir, dean of the seminary 
Ven. Noé Bernier, archdeacon of North 
Ven. Jean Jeannot Joseph, archdeacon Central Plateau 

Thank you for your prayers and continued support as we develop the Diocese of Haiti. 

The Rev. Kesner Ajax 
Executive Director, Bishop Tharp Institute (BTI) Partnership program coordinator, Episcopal Diocese of Haiti 
Priest in Charge, Ascension Church, Beraud.

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