Shock at death of Brazilian bishop
Bishop Robinson Cavalcanti
Statement from Bishop Henry Scriven, CMS director for Latin America.
It is with great shock and sadness that we heard the news this morning of the death last night of Bishop and Mrs Cavalcanti.
CMS (and SAMS before it) have had Latin partners and mission partners in the Diocese of Recife for many years serving in theological education, parish ministry, social outreach and pioneer evangelism.
Bishop Robinson was a fearless defender of the faith and had a heart for the poor and the disadvantaged.
His wife Miriam was a great support at all times and they were known for their hospitality.
The Diocese experienced significant growth in Bishop Robinson’s episcopate and recently elected two Suffragan Bishops who have yet to be consecrated.
CMS assures all our friends and partners in the Diocese of our prayers in their time of grief and wisdom as they seek God’s path for the future.
CMS Links with Recife Diocese
CMS has a number of mission partners serving in the Diocese of Recife. All expressed their shock at the news.
Andy and Rose Roberts work with My Father's House home for boys in Olinda. Marcus and Tamara Throup work in Joao Pessoa where Marcus serves at the cathedral and in theological education. Efraim and Ruth Vilella are based in Recife, where Ruth works in a church-run social project offering support to pregnant women in one of the city’s favelas, or slums.
Latin partners Simea and Ian Meldrum run Living Waters church in Olinda (Ian founded My Father's House). Latin partners Josias and Danielle de Souza are involved in youth ministry in Recife, while associate mission partner Di Tamaki (married to Tomio) is a catechist serving the Anglican Church in Uruguay, just across the border from Livramento where they live, and associate mission partner Ali Young, who works with a Vineyard church street ministry in Recife.
Published: 15:52 27 February 2012 | 1057 viewsLast updated: 02 March 2012 See other stories in these categories: Featured News Stories, Latin America, News: international network