Xaverian Missionary Ordained Bishop in Brazil

On Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 9:00 am, at the Cathedral of Belém (Pará), Xaverian Missionary Bishop Paolo Andreolli was ordained auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Belém. The ordaining bishop will be Dom Alberto Taveira Corrêa, archbishop of Belém (PA), and the two co-ordinating bishops will be Dom Bernardo Johannes Bahlmann O.F.M, bishop of the diocese of Óbidos (PA) and Dom Adolfo Zon Pereira SX, bishop of the diocese of Alto Solimões (AM).

The episcopal motto chosen by Dom Paul is “Corações ardentes pés a caminho”, a clear reference to Luke’s text (24:32-33): “Nonne cor nostrum ardens erat in nobis, dum loqueretur nobis in via…” (Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he spoke to us along the way?)

The elements present in the episcopal coat of arms are:

  1. A burning heart,
  2. “feet in motion” represented by the whole world, also to remember the Xaverian vocation,
  3. a star representing Mary as the “star of evangelization”;
  4. The green and blue colors recall the forest and rivers of the Amazon region.

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