Canon Francisco da Sliva has been elected in two days as bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Southwestern Brazil and vice-moderator of ACT, an ecumenical relief agency.
Reporting in the Church of England Newspaper George Conger writes:
"The Provincial Secretary of the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil (IEAB) Canon Francisco de Assis da Silva, has been elected vice-moderator of the ecumenical relief agency ACT Alliance at the organization’s annual meeting held on Oct 26 in Arusha, Tanzania.
The previous day, the Diocese of Southwestern Brazil elected Canon da Silva bishop-coadjutor at a special meeting of the diocesan synod held in Santa Maria, in the Rio Grande do Sul state in southern Brazil. Canon da Silva was elected bishop-coadjutor after the first round of voting, and will succeed the Rt. Rev. Jubal Neves as bishop upon the latter’s retirement."
This is good news indeed. Francisco is a wonderful priest and administrator. He occasionally posts to his blog, "Kantinho do Rev" but seems to have been too busy recently to post much. No wonder!
Francisco has attended several General Conventions and Executive Council meetings as a guest and offers perceptive and very useful insights into the life of the church in Brazil.