Yesterday, Mauritius welcomed the newly appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Port-Louis. As the new Bishop of the Diocese of Port-Louis, Mgr. Jean-Michael Durhône succeeds two titans of the 20th century who made significant contributions to both the Church and the nation. The faithful of Mauritius assembled at Marie-Reine de la Paix in Port-Louis on this somber day to witness a sacred and historical event. Monsignor Jean-Michael Durhône, the eleventh bishop to govern the diocese of Port-Louis, is ready to be ordained under the auspices of a fervent and eager atmosphere.
Cardinal Maurice E. Piat, a renowned member of the Mauritian Catholic community, is the master of ceremonies for the unique celebration. Along with the Cardinal, Mgr. Grysa, the Apostolic Nuncio for the area, and Mgr. Alain Harel, the President of CEDOI, will have the privilege of attending. The installation of a third Mauritian bishop on this day symbolizes the beginning of a new chapter in the local Church’s history while also representing a key turning point in the island’s religious life.