Bishop-designate Kenneth Oswin Richards, 53, has worked in his native diocese of Kingston in roles ranging from vocations director to vicar.
Kenneth Oswin Richards was born in Linstead, Jamaica, in 1958 and ordained in 1985.
There are about 170,000 people in the Diocese of St. John’s-Basseterre, and about 15,000 of them are Catholic. They are served by just nine priests and seven religious.
The diocese encompasses the islands of Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands.