Statement of Cardinal Wilton Gregory on the Appointment of Monsignor Jerome Feudjio as Bishop of Saint Thomas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Pope Francis today named Monsignor Jerome Feudjio the new Bishop of Saint Thomas in the Virgin Islands. The Diocese of Saint Thomas in the Virgin Islands is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Washington. Here is a statement from Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Apostolic Administrator, on the news this morning from the Vatican:

“I readily join the clergy, religious, and faithful of the Diocese of Saint Thomas in the Virgin Islands today in warmly welcoming Pope Francis’ appointment of Monsignor Jerome Feudjio as the sixth Bishop of this local Church.  Bishop-Elect Jerome is no stranger to the people of the diocese.  His long history of service and pastoral dedication to the people of this community of faith are well known and widely respected.  He now begins a new chapter in his own life and in all of your lives as well.  Please keep him in your prayers as he transitions into his new office as I am certain he will hold all of you securely in his daily prayers from this day forward.”


The Archdiocese of Washington is home to over 655,000 Catholics, 139 parishes and 91 Catholic schools, located in Washington, D.C., and five Maryland counties: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s.