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Bishop Francisco de Sales Alencar Batista

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

in Curitiba and  Salesian Institute of Philosophy in Recife, and theology at the Miltown Institute in Ireland. Back to Brazil, he served as provincial secretary, fomator, Provincial Concilor and Parish pastor. From 2005 to 2011 he was a prior Provincial of the Province of Pernambuco. In 2012 he was a Vice-Prior of St. Albert's International Centre in Rome and during this time he obtained a license in sacred theology at the Teresianum Pontifical. In 2013 he was appointed General Secretary of the Order in 2013 and was appointed bishop of the diocese of Cajazeiras, in Brazil, by Pope Francis on 8th June 2016.

Address:

DIOCESE DE CAJAZEIRAS

RESIDÊNCIA E CÚRIA

RUA PE. ROLIM, 571 - CENTRO

58900-000 CAJAZEIRAS-PB –

CAIXA POSTAL 13

BRASILE

Date

Event

Title

17 Apr 1968

Born

Araripina

24 Jan 1988

Professed

Member of Order of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

29 Nov 1995

Ordained Priest

Priest of Order of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

8 Jun 2016

Appointed

Bishop of Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil

14 Aug 2016

Ordained Bishop

Bishop of Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil

4 Sep 2016

Installed

Bishop of Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil

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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. 

All of these we live under the protection, inspiration and guidance of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whom we honor as "our Mother and sister."