Sérgio da Rocha
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Sérgio da Rocha
|Cardinal, Archbishop of Brasilia|
|Appointed||15 June 2011|
|Installed||6 August 2011|
|Predecessor||Bishop Waldemar Passini Dalbello (Apostolic Administrator)|
|Other posts||Cardinal-Priest of Santa Croce in Via Flaminia (2016–)|
|Ordination||14 December 1984|
by Constantino Amstalden
|Consecration||11 August 2001|
by Jose Antonio Aparecido Tosi Marques
|Created cardinal||19 November 2016|
by Pope Francis
|Birth name||Sérgio da Rocha|
|Born||21 October 1959|
Dobrada, São Paulo, Brazil
|Alma mater||Alphonsian Academy|
|Motto||"Omnia in Caritate"|
(All in Love)
|Coat of arms|
Ordination history of
Sérgio da Rocha
Sergio da Rocha
|Reference style||His Eminence|
|Spoken style||Your Eminence|
Sérgio da Rocha (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsɛɾʒiu dɐ ˈʁɔʃɐ]; born 21 October 1959) is a Roman Catholic prelate who has been the Archbishop of Brasília since his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI on 15 June 2011. He previously served as Archbishop of Teresina.
Da Rocha was born in Dobrada, Diocese of Jaboticabal, State of São Paulo in 1959. After his elementary studies, he took courses in philosophy at the diocesan seminary of São Carlos and theology at the Theological Institute of Campinas. He received a licentiate in moral theology at the Theological Faculty Nossa Senhora da Assunção, São Paulo, and a doctorate in the same discipline at the Alphonsian Academy, Rome.
He was ordained on 14 December 1984 to Mata, the Diocese of São Carlos. As a priest has had the following ministries: Priest in Água Vermelha and Coordinator of the Youth Pastoral of São Carlos (1985–1986) and professor of philosophy at the seminary and the Diocesan Spiritual Director of the House of Theology in Campinas (1986–1987 and 1991); Rector of the Seminary of Philosophy of São Carlos (1987–1988 and 1990), Coordinator of the Diocesan Pastoral Vocation (1987 and 1989), Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of São Carlos (1988–1989), Parochial Vicar of the Parish Nossa Senhora de Fátima São Carlos (1990), Coordinator of the Diocesan Pastoral and Rector of the Chapel of São Carlos in São Judas Tadeu (1991), Professor of Moral Theology at the PUC Campinas and Rector of the Diocesan Seminary of Theology (1997–2001), member of the formation of permanent deacons, and member of the Council of Priests and the College of Consultants.
On 13 June 2001 he was appointed Titular Bishop of Alba and Auxiliary Bishop of Fortaleza by Pope John Paul II, and consecrated on 11 August. He was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Teresina 31 January 2007 he became Archbishop on 3 September 2008.
As Bishop has held the following positions: Member of the Episcopal Commission for Doctrine of the Brazilian Bishops' Conference, and member of the Episcopal Commission of the Happening de Superação from misery and Fome of the Episcopal Conference of the Regional Secretary and in charge of Youth and the Pastoral Care of Vocations Northeast Region 1; Member of the Permanent Council and the Commission of the Doctrine of the Episcopal Conference, President of Northeast Region 1; Chairman of the Department of Vocation and Ministry CELAM – Latin American Episcopal Council.
On 14 November 2015, Pope Francis named him as one of his three appointments to that the Synod of Bishops council.
- "da Rocha Card. Sérgio". Holy See Press Office. Archived from the original on 4 September 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Droujinina, Marina (12 October 2016). "Brésil: Mgr Sergio da Rocha, archevêque de Brasilia et cardinal l". Zenit (in French). Retrieved 24 October 2017.
|Catholic Church titles|
Celso José Pinto da Silva
| Archbishop of Teresina
3 September 2008–15 June 2011
Jacinto Furtado de Brito Sobrinho
João Braz de Aviz
| Archbishop of Brasília
15 June 2011–present
William Wakefield Baum
| Cardinal Priest of Santa Croce in Via Flaminia
19 November 2016–present