Bishop Dorick Wright, Belize’s Bishop Emeritus has passed. The Catholic Bishop died this morning at 5:25. He spent his life serving the Catholic Church and was a priest for almost forty five years. He then elevated to Bishop in which he served for eighteen years. In 1961, while in his mid-teens, he lost his mother, two sisters, and a brother in Hurricane Hattie. He attended St. John’s College and then taught for three years at Holy Redeemer Primary School. He then entered Conception Seminary, run by the Order of St. Benedict in north-west Missouri, where he completed his education for the priesthood. Bishop Wright founded St. Benedict Diocesan Seminary, a minor seminary offering two years of college training to those studying for the priesthood. It opened on August 27, 2013, on the grounds of the former Santa Familia Benedictine Monastery outside Santa Elena, Belize. Four young men comprised its first class. Bishop Wright was a vocal representative for the conservatives in the local Catholic diocese and was behind the filing for an appeal when Section 53 was ruled as unconstitutional. Bishop Dorick Wright died at the age of 74.
Bishop Dorick Wright, Belize’s Bishop Emeritus has passed. The Catholic Bishop died this morning at 5:25.