Edgar Moreira da Cunha

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Edgar Moreira da Cunha, S.D.V.
Bishop of Fall River
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
ArchdioceseBoston
DioceseFall River
AppointedJuly 3, 2014
InstalledSeptember 24, 2014
PredecessorGeorge William Coleman
Orders
OrdinationMarch 27, 1982
by Joseph Abel Francis
ConsecrationAugust 4, 2003
by John J. Myers, Nicholas Anthony DiMarzio, and Arthur J. Serratelli
Personal details
Born (1953-08-21) August 21, 1953 (age 65)
Riachão do Jacuípe, Brazil
Previous post
MottoSUFFICIT TIBI GRATIA MEA
(My grace is enough for you)
Styles of
Edgar Moreira da Cunha, S.D.V.
Coat of arms of Edgar Moreira da Cunha.svg
Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop
Ordination history of
Edgar Moreira da Cunha
History
Episcopal consecration
Consecrated byJohn J. Myers
DateSeptember 3, 2003

Edgar Moreira da Cunha, S.D.V. (August 21, 1953) is a prelate of the Roman Catholic Church serving as bishop of the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts.

Biography[edit]

Edgar M. da Cunha was born in Riachão do Jacuípe, Brazil. He studied at the Universidade Catolica Fatima dos Salvados[1] and was ordained a priest on March 27, 1982 by Bishop Joseph Abel Francis, S.V.D..

Auxiliary Bishop of Newark, New Jersey[edit]

He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark as well as titular bishop of Ucres on June 27, 2003 by John Paul II. da Cunha was consecrated an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark on September 3, 2003 as the only Brazilian-born bishop in the United States.[2]

Bishop of Fall River, Massachusetts[edit]

On July 3, 2014, Bishop da Cunha was announced as the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Fall River, and was installed on September 24.[3][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Biography of His Excellency [1] Retrieved July 5, 2014

  1. ^ "Interview with Auxiliary Bishop Edgar Moreira da Cunha". Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Bishop Edgar Moreira da Cunha". Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Pope Francis appoints new bishop for Fall River Diocese". Taunton Daily Gazette. Taunton, Mass. July 3, 2014. Retrieved July 4, 2014.
  4. ^ Allard, Deborah (July 4, 2014). "Da Cunha named new bishop of Fall River diocese". Taunton Daily Gazette. Taunton, Mass. Retrieved July 4, 2014.

External links[edit]

Episcopal succession[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
George William Coleman
Bishop of Fall River
2014–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Newark
2003–2014
Succeeded by