- Sep 21, 2020
The Catholic Church in Trinidad and Tobago has declared its full support for an April 12 High Court decision that paved the way for making sodomy legal in that country.
Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon was appointed by Pope Francis on Oct. 19 to lead the Archdiocese of Port of Spain, capital of Trinidad and Tobago, historically a Catholic stronghold in the Caribbean. Gordon’s spiritual roots are in the charismatic movement, specifically a local group born in 1975 called the Living Water Community. He wants to use the Gospel to challenge a “lethal cocktail” of corruption and crime in the region, calling people to give their hearts to Jesus Christ as the foundation for their own lives and the broader society.
If Archbishop Joseph Harris has anything to do with it, the island nation that’s home to both the limbo dance and to calypso music may soon also become known as a pacesetter in expressing mercy for prison inmates. Harris, 74, is the Archbishop of Port of Spain in Trinidad and