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Friday, November 4, 2022

 The last living bishop appointed by Blessed Pope John Paul has died.

Bishop Frantz Colimon, S.M.M., Bishop emeritus of Port-de-Paix, Haiti, died on the morning of November 4, 2022 at Port-au-Prince, in the Hôpital Saint-François de Sales.

Bishop Colimon was named Coadjutor Bishop of Port-de-Paix on September 18, 1978, ten days before the death of Pope John Paul. He received episcopal ordination on December 8, 1978 in the Cathedral of Port-de-Paix and succeeded to the See of Port-de-Paix on February 22, 1982 upon the resignation of Bishop Rémy Jérôme Augustin, S.M.M. He resigned as Bishop of Port-de-Paix on March 1, 2008.

May he rest in peace – Requiescat in pace – Paix à son âme