By ZENIT Staff

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend Herbert A. Bevard, from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Saint Thomas in the Virgin Islands. At the same time, he has appointed the Metropolitan Archbishop, Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory of Washington as the Apostolic Administrator of the diocese.

The Diocese of Saint Thomas in the Virgin Islands is comprised of the Islands of Saint Thomas, Saint Croix, Saint John, and Water Island, and has a total population of 110,000 of which 30,000 are Catholic.

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