VATICAN CITY, 20 MAY 2008 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Fr Neil Tiedemann C.P., provincial consultor of the Passionists, as bishop of Mandeville (area 3,282, population 582,000, Catholics 8,800, priests 43, religious 34), Jamaica. The bishop-elect was born in New York in 1948 and ordained a priest in 1975.
Today it was announced on the Vatican Information Service that Father Neil Tiedemann has been appointed Bishop of Mandeville, Jamaica; the first bishop of this diocese was, of course, the late Bishop Paul Michael Boyle C.P.
Father Neil worked for some years in Honduras, as well as in Union City, in Brooklyn and in the other Jamaica (Queens, New York). You can read a fuller account of his previous postings at A Penitent Blogger.