As of Saturday, September 14, Archbishop Joseph Harris would have ordained two bishops – but is yet to preside at a priestly ordination.
Archbishop Harris was due to be the principal consecrator at
Saturday’s Episcopal ordination of Msgr Robert Llanos as Auxiliary
Bishop of Port of Spain. It would have been his second time in that role
in the two years he has been a bishop – the first coming just one week
after his own Episcopal ordination, when he had to step in for
Archbishop Edward Gilbert at the ordination of Msgr Jason Gordon as
Bishop of Bridgetown and Kingstown.
The date – September 14 – also marked the second anniversary of the
Episcopal ordination of Fr Joseph Harris as Coadjutor Archbishop of Port
of Spain, and so he and Auxiliary Bishop Robert Llanos will now share
However, the new Auxiliary Bishop is to be addressed as “Your
Lordship”, as distinct from “Your Grace”, which is used for the
Archbishop. And, since “Monsignor” is an honorary title, he retains it
Also, the words “Auxiliary Bishop Robert” were to be added to the Eucharistic Prayer from this weekend’s Masses.