Mission sui iuris of the Turks and Caicos Islands

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The Roman Catholic Mission Sui Iuris of Turks and Caicos (Latin: Missio Sui Iuris Turcensium et Caicensium) is a mission sui iuris of the Latin Church of the Roman Catholic Church in the Caribbean. The mission encompasses the entirety of the British dependency of Turks and Caicos. The mission is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Nassau and a member of the Antilles Episcopal Conference.

The mission of Turks and Caicos was erected from the Archdiocese of Nassau on 10 June 1984. It was initially attached to the Archdiocese of Nassau, with the Archbishop of Nassau serving as the superior and staffed by priests from the Bahamas. On 17 October 1998 it was transferred to the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Newark in the United States, and administrative responsibilities passed to Newark on 3 January 1999. The Archbishop of Newark, as the superior of the mission, appoints a vicar general for the Mission and priests from Newark staff its parishes.[1]



  1. Lawrence Aloysius Burke S.J. (1984–1998)
  2. Theodore Edgar McCarrick (1998–2000)
  3. John Joseph Myers (2001–2017)
  4. Joseph W. Tobin (2017–present)


  1. ^ DeMasters, Karen (28 March 1999). "The Newark Archdiocese Grows, and Sprouts Palm Trees". New York Times. Retrieved 7 January 2017.

External links[edit]

Official website