Archbishop: There will always be gangs unless T&T finds way to respect, educate youth

Two weeks after the Anti-Gang legislation went into effect, Roman Catholic Archbishop Jason Gordon says unless T&T finds a way to love, respect and educate its youths, there will always be gangs.

Speaking to reporters after the consecration of the chapel of Our Lady of the Presentation, held at Presentation College in San Fernando Monday, Gordon said an intervention was needed within the family if gangs were to be eradicated.

Archbishop on treatment of refugees: 'T&T too stingy'

Archbishop Jason Gordon is advocating for Venezuelan nationals seeking refuge to be welcomed, treated with dignity and integrated into this country.

In an obvious reference to the recent deportation of 82 Venezuelans following the confirmation of Presentation College students at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, San Fernando, yesterday, Gordon said they were not coming here to “sponge off of us” but because they are facing a crisis.

Archbishop wants to meet student who damaged church artifacts

Archbishop Jason Gordon wants to meet with the medical student who smashed the revered crucifix and statute of St Paul at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception during Palm Sunday mass.

And Monsignor Christian Pereira said he intends to speak to the student’s mother to “see how that could be facilitated.”

The student in question is not Catholic but Pereira said his mother told him that he had been having “visions and probably responded to what he saw as a vision to do this.”

Archbishop to hold mass at Port-of-Spain prison tomorrow

Newly-appointed Archbishop of Port-of-Spain, Jason Gordon, will be delivering an inaugural mass at the Port-of-Spain Prison, Frederick Street, on Wednesday.

The Prison Service says the mass will begin at 9 am and that the Commissioner of Prisons, Gerard Wilson and other members of the executive will attend.

Archbishop Gordon was installed as the 11th Archbishop of Port-of-Spain on December 27th, 2017

The 58-year-old Bishop replaced Archbishop Joseph Harris who tendered his resignation to the pope when he turned 75 years old earlier this year.

Bishop Gordon becomes Archbishop of Port-of-Spain today

Bishop Charles Jason Gordon will be installed the 11th Archbishop of Port-of-Spain today.

The 58-year-old of the diocese of Bridgetown, Barbados replaces Archbishop Joseph Harris who tendered his resignation to the pope when he turned 75 years old earlier this year.

Gordon, will be installed at a ceremony this evening at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Port-of-Spain.

Motorists are advised that there will be traffic restrictions around the cathedral from 3 pm to 8 pm and those without passes provided by the diocese will not be allowed through.