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Guadeloupe bishop has COVID-19

Bishop Jean-Yves Riocreux of the Diocese of Basse-Terre and Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe has COVID-19.

A December 21 press release on the diocese’s Facebook page, and posted to the website of the Antilles Episcopal Conference ( stated that Bishop Riocreux tested positive for the virus on December 16 and was immediately placed in isolation at the bishop’s residence.

According to a medical report the bishop said he felt fatigued. The diocese called on the Catholic community to pray for Bishop Riocreux’s recovery