Saturday, January 30, 2010

Bishop Guimarães of Garanhuns, Brazil

On Monday, the Pope appointed new members to the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, presided over, of course, by one of the greatest patrons of the usus antiquior, Archbishop Raymond L. Burke. One of the new members is Mons. Fernando José Monteiro Guimarães, C.Ss.R., Bishop of Garanhuns (Brazil). Mons. Guimarães had been, until his appointment as ordinary of Garanhuns in 2008, head of department in the Congregation for the Clergy. In this capacity, and as collaborator of the then-Prefect, Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos, he has been instrumental in the regularisation of Campos and the creation of Personal Apostolic Administration of Saint John Mary Vianney, as well as the erection of the Institute of the Good Shepherd (IBP).

Here we see the founders of the IBP and Card. Castrillón on the day of its erection; then-Father Guimarães is to the very left:

Fr Guimarães celebrated Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form in the main church of the Apostolic Administration of Saint John Mary Vianney at Campos on 14 September 2007, the day the motu proprio Summorum Ponticum came into effect:

As bishop of Garanhuns, he again celebrated Mass according to the usus antiquior there in 2009:

H/T to Una Voce Málaga.

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