The Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) is an Assembly of Catholic Bishops referred to as a conference of bishops. The Antilles Episcopal Conference comprises of 19 Dioceses and 2 Independent Missions.
The Conference aims at uniting the Bishops in prayerful discernment so that they can exercise together certain pastoral services for the benefit of the faithful in their territories.
To strengthen and support the Caribbean Church through the united efforts of all Bishops.

Our Objectives

It is the responsibility of the Bishops of the different territories to promote within the Caribbean both Christ Himself and the redemption He brings to its people.

  • Utilize the Word of God to animate all pastoral life of the AEC region
  • To recognize the Eucharist as communion
  • The evangelization of the family and structures; using the model of Integral Human Development as a paradigm

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Let's give a hand to our Caribbean brothers and sisters!

Message from Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon on how we can support our Caribbean brothers and sisters after the passing of the destructive Hurricane Beryl.


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How we work

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The Executive

The Executive Board of the Conference meet on a monthly basis to address major issues concerning the Region. The Executive is made up of Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon (President), Bishop John Persaud (Vice President), Bishop Robert Llanos (Treasurer)



The Antilles Episcopal Conference will carry out its mandate through several Commissions. Each Commission will be chaired by a Bishop who is duly elected at an APM.  Other members of the Commission will be chosen from bishops, priests, religious sisters, and lay persons with expertise in the particular area of responsibility of the Commission.


Episcopal Liaison Offices

These organizations which receive a Bishop, who has been duly elected at an Annual Plenary Meeting, for the purposes of maintaining close collaboration between the organization and the AEC as well as for assisting the organization to achieve its goals.


The Secretariat

The office of the Secretariat will provide official notices and other timely communications, both with members and other ecclesiastical individuals and agencies.

The President

The President shall preside at the Plenary Meetings and Permanent Board. He has ultimate responsibility for the supervision and direction of the Conference's activities (cf. can. 452, §1).

Vice President

The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in his absence. In addition, he shall have such responsibilities as may be assigned him by the President (cf. can. 452, §1).


The Treasurer shall have responsibility for the management of the Conference funds. He shall be ex officio a member of the Finance Commission and of the Permanent Board.

General Secretary

The General Secretary serves as the administrative arm of the Conference, without any decision making authority for the Conference, not even delegated. He is responsible for recording minutes of and preparing documents for Plenary and other meetings. The General Secretary may attend meetings of AEC Commissions.

Statements and Pastoral Letters

Check out our published pastoral letters and statements!

Antilles Episcopal Conference

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