Vicar General

Office of the Vicar General

Coordinating the pastoral governance and ministries

The Vicar general assists the diocesan bishop in coordinating the pastoral governance and ministries of the Diocese of St. John’s-Basseterre. He is charged with the responsibility of working closely with the bishop and other members of the diocesan administration, for the purpose of working towards the fulfilment of the pastoral goals and objectives as articulated by the bishop of the diocese. 

Very Reverend Fr. Pierre Tevi-Bennisan, SVD
Very Reverend Fr. Pierre Tevi-Bennisan, SVD
Vicar General
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Fulfilment of Pastoral Objectives

The Vicar General also assists the bishop in his role as Trustee of the real property of the diocese and its various parishes. 

According to Canon Law, a Vicar General is the principal deputy of the Bishop of a diocese for the exercise of administrative authority and possesses the title of local  ordinary. As Vicar of the Bishop, the Vicar General exercises the Bishop’s ordinary executive power over the entire diocese and, thus, is the highest official in a diocese or other particular church after the diocesan Bishop. 

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