Resignations and Appointments, 23.09.2020
Appointment of bishop of Rubiataba-Mozarlândia, Brazil
The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Francisco Agamenilton Damascena of the clergy of the diocese of Uruaçu as bishop of the diocese of Rubiataba-Mozarlândia, Brazil).
Bishop Francisco Agamenilton Damascena was born on 26 June 1975 in Currais Novos, in the State of Rio Grande do Norte. He completed his studies in philosophy at the Nossa Senhora de Fátima Major Seminary in Brasília and the Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum in Rome, where he was also awarded a licentiate in philosophy; he specialised in university teaching at the Faculdade Mário Schenberg in Cotia, in the State of São Paulo, and a doctorate in philosophy at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome.
He was ordained a priest on 19 March 2001 and incardinated in the diocese of Uruaçu, where he held the following offices: parish administrator, deputy parish priest, parish priest, chancellor, diocesan pastoral coordinator, academic director of the Diaconal School, vice rector and professor at the São José major seminary, member of the presbyteral council, the council of formators and the college of consultors.
In addition, he was academic director and professor of the Sapentiae Institute of Philosophy, in the diocese of Anápolis. From 19 February 2019 to 12 September 2020 he served as diocesan administrator of Uruaçu.