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Bishop Francisco de Sales Alencar Batista

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Fr. Francesco Sales was born on April 17, 1968 in Araripina, Pernambuco, Brazil and a member of the Carmelite Province of Pernambuco. He made his profession in the Carmelite Order in 1988 and was ordained a priest in 1995. He studied philosophy at the Vincentino Institute of Philosophy

Bishop Wilmar Santin, O. Carm.

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Prelate of Itaituba, Para

The Carmelite Order is delighted to announce today, 8th December 2010, that the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI has nominated bishop of the Territorial Prelature of Itaituba, in Brazil, Fr. Wilmar Santin O.Carm., of the Commissariat of Paraná of the Upper German Province.

Archbishop Antônio Muniz Fernandes, O. Carm.

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Archbishop of Maceió, Alagoas

Pope Benedict XVI has named Bishop Antônio Muniz Fernandes, O. Carm., currently Bishop of Guarabira, as the new Archbishop of Maceió in Brazil. This followed the pope’s acceptance of the resignation of Archbishop José Carlos Melo, C.M., because of age.

Bishop Herman Joseph Sahadat Pandoyoputro, O. Carm. †

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Bishop of Malang

† died 23 sep 2016

Bishop Herman Joseph Sahadat Pandoyoputro was born in Magelang, Central Java, on April 23, 1939. He was ordained a priest of the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Aug. 2, 1970. Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Malang on May 15, 1989. His episcopal ordination was on Sept. 3, 1989. Bishop Pandoyoputro's motto is In Verbo Veritatis Evangelii (Through the word of truth, the Gospel - Colossians 1:5).

Bishop Filippo Iannone, O. Carm.

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Vicegerent of the Diocese of Rome, Italy

The Holy Father, Benedict XVI, on Jannuary 31st, 2012 has nominated to one of the most senior positions in the Diocese of Rome, Italy, His Excellency Bishop Filippo Iannone, O.Carm. (Brun), who up until now has been Bishop of the Diocese of Sora-Aquino-Pontecorvo.  He has been bishop there since the 19th June 2009. Together with this new office, the Pope has conferred on him the title of Archbishop.

Bishop Francis Xavier Sudartanta Hadisumarta, O. Carm.

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Bishop Emeritus of Manokwari-Sorong (resigned)


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Bishop Miguel La Fay Bardi, O. Carm.

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Prelate of Sicuani

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Bishop António Vitalino Fernandes Dantas, O. Carm.

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Bishop Antonio Vitalino was born on 3 November 1941 in Terras de Bastos (Oleiros, Parada de Gantim), in the township of Vila Verde, archdiocese of Braga.In 1957 he entered the Order of Carmel and was received in the Missionary Seminary of Falperra (Braga).He made his noviciate in Casa da Mata in Longra-Douro, Falgueiras (in the diocese of Porto), in 1960-1961.

Bishop Lucio Angelo Renna, O. Carm.

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Bishop Lucio Angelo M. Renna was born on September 22, 1941 in San Pietro Vernotico, Italy.  After finishing the studies in high school, he entered the minor seminary and then the major seminary of the Carmelite Order. On December 8, 1962 he made his solemn profession and he was ordained priest in Bari on April 2, 1966.

Archbishop José Cardoso Sobrinho, O. Carm.

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Bishop José was born on June 30, 1933 in Caruaru, Brazil. After finishing his minor seminary and major seminary of the Order of Carmelites, Fluminense Province he was sent to Rome for theology and doctorate and where he was ordained  a priest on April 28, 1957.

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As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven.


by Dr. Radut