It is with great shock and sadness that we heard the news this morning of the death of Bishop and Mrs Cavalcanti. 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.

The Diocese of Recife reported that Bishop Robinson Cavalcanti and his wife were murdered in their home in Olinda in Northeastern Brazil. Mirian Cavalcanti, the bishop’s wife, attempted to intercede and was stabbed also. The two died at the scene.

Pray for the family at this time.