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Monday 11 December 2017
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Bishop Harvey’s heart good

Bishop Harvey’s heart good

Bishop Clyde Harvey, centre, Vicar General Monsignor Christian Pereira, right, and Rt Rev John Pereira, Abbot of Mt St Benedict, at a service in June. Harvey is out of hospital after collapsing in Grenada. File photo

Bishop of Grenada Clyde Harvey was discharged from hospital on Friday after he collapsed during mass on Thursday morning.

Vicar General Monsignor Christian Pereira confirmed Harvey had been discharged in an interview yesterday with i95.5 news.

Harvey was officiating at a special mass at Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in St George’s Grenada at 6 am when he collapsed and the last thing he remembered was giving the sign of peace.

Pereira said when Harvey collapsed the other two priests who were assisting him were able to break his collapse and bring him to the ground gently. Harvey was taken to St George’s General Hospital and Pereira said he was diagnosed with dehydration and his blood pressure had dropped. Harvey had informed the Catholic News that he had not been taking fluids as he should.

Pereira reported they ran some tests on Harvey in hospital and his heart was good and he was discharged on Friday with deep appreciation for the care he received from the nurses and doctors and the efficiency of care provided, with the results of the tests being readily available for him.

Pereira said he spoke with Harvey on Friday evening and he was “in good form” but unfortunately he missed a meeting he was expected to attend in St Lucia due to his collapse.

The former parish priest of the Laventille/Morvant area was ordained Fifth Bishop of the Diocese of St George’s in Grenada in July. Harvey, 69, previously informed Newsday that while he was in Grenada he had a fall and injured his knee.

In July, Harvey was robbed of $1,000 and his cellphone by three bandits who broke into the presbytery at the St Martin de Porres church in Gonzales, Belmont, hog-tied him and threatened to kidnap him.

Four men were subsequently held for the robbery.

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