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Outspoken Anglican Bishop Neville deSouza is dead

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2015 | 12:32 PM
Rt Reverend Neville Wordsworth deSouza, the 12th Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

The Rt Reverend Neville Wordsworth deSouza, the 12th Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, passed on at earlier today at his home in Mandeville, where he resided subsequent to his retirement in 2000.

Bishop deSouza, who was born in Jackson Town, Trelawny, in 1928, was noted not only for his mission in the Diocese which he headed, but for his ecumenical service which led his election to leadership positions in other denominations and organizations locally and overseas.

He was elected Suffragan Bishop of Montego Bay in 1973 and Lord Bishop in 1979.

He served not only his own denomination, but was chairman of the Caribbean Conference of Churches 1972-81.