Episcopal Church of Cuba has new bishop
- Submitted by: manso
- 11 / 29 / 2010
November 27, 2010 in Religion. The Rev. Griselda Delgado del Carpio was nstalled Bishop of the Episcopal (Anglican) Church in Cuba. The ceremony was held Sunday afternoon at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Havana.
Delgado, 55, will be the first woman to hold such a high rank in the Cuban Episcopal Church, replacing Bishop Miguel Tamayo Zaldívar, who retired this fall.
The Bolivian-born Delgado, former rector of St. Mary the Virgin in Itabo, Matanzas province, was consecrated as bishop coadjutor (assistant bishop with the right of succession) in February 2010.
She was in Washington Nov. 15-16 as part of a delegation of Cuban religious leaders lobbying for a lifting of the restrictions on religious and other "people-to-people" travel imposed in 2005 by the Bush administration. Renato Pérez Pizarro.