Archbishop Duncan gives thanks for Bishop Robinson Cavalcanti

Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America, Robert Duncan writes to his province:

“Bishop Robinson was a champion of the faith once for all delivered to the saints.”

“Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Bishop Robinson Cavalcanti was among the great friends and steadfast heroes of the Anglican Church in North America. He and his wife, Miriam, are mourned by all of us in this Province. Our prayers and love are extended to the clergy and people of Recife, and to all friends and family, not least because of the tragic circumstances of their murder.

Bishop Robinson was a champion of the faith once for all delivered to the saints. He led his diocese to stand against the theological revisionism that plagued his Province and he stood with all of us in the parallel battles in North America and in global Anglicanism. Internationally, he was among the band of courageous bishops and archbishops who adopted North American congregations during our days of trial.

I personally have the warmest of memories of Robinson Cavalcanti throughout all of my years as bishop. Moreover, since the founding of our Province, he was often a guest at meetings of our Provincial Council and College of Bishops, most recently in September.

We thank God for the lives of these faithful servants. We entrust them to the merciful keeping of our Lord and Savior in whose Resurrection ‘death is swallowed up in victory.’ Robinson’s words to us at this moment would be one with the Apostle Paul’s in I Corinthians 15, not least in the exhortation at the end: ‘Therefore, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.’”

– via the ACNA website.

Tragic news from Brazil

“The Diocese of Recife reports that Bishop Robinson Cavalcanti and his wife were murdered in their home in Olinda in Northeastern Brazil [on Sunday] night. The bishop’s adopted son is alleged to have knifed his parents following a quarrel…”

Report by George Conger.
Announcement via Anglican Mainstream.
Diocese of Recife website (mostly in Portuguese).

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What has become evident to the global media is the fact that the leadership of the Anglican Communion is unwilling to accept things as they really are, that the hegemonic Anglo-Saxon centre is unwilling to lose its hegemony, and that the only objective is the maintenance of the institution, whatever the cost…

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– Story from VirtueOnline. (Photo: Diocese of Recife.)

Interview with Bishop Robinson Cavalcanti

Bishop Robinson CavalcantiThe Rt. Rev. Robinson Cavalcanti, Bishop of Recife, might justly feel rejected. …

The crisis for the bishop and his diocese began at the end of 2004… “I was opening two congregations every six months because the gospel was being preached and many were coming to Christ. Suddenly, when myself and 32 priests were deposed because we would not accept the direction the church was going theologically and over sexuality issues … the province immediately cut off all financial support…”

David Virtue interviews the Bishop of Recife, Robinson Cavalcanti, for VirtueOnline.
(Photo: Diocese of Recife.)

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