October 25, 1988 appointed him Pope John Paul II. To the titular of Elephantaris in Proconsulari and auxiliary bishop in Port of Spain. Pope John Paul II donated him episcopal ordination on January 6, 1989 ; Co-consecrators were the substitute in the Vatican State Secretariat , Archbishop Edward Idris Cassidy , and the Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples , Archbishop Curia José Sánchez .
On January 16, 2002, John Paul II accepted John Mendes' resignation due to reasons of age.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Trinidadian clergyman, Roman Catholic auxiliary bishop in Port of Spain|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 25, 1926|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Siparia , Trinidad and Tobago|
|DATE OF DEATH||June 24, 2005|