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Br. Hermínio Bezerra de Oliveira (1945-2024)

Br. Hermínio Bezerra de Oliveira, of the Province of Ceará-Piauí, Brazil, was called to his heavenly reward at the age of 78. The General Minister and the entire community of the General Curia express their support and their condolences to the friars of his province and to his family members.

We remember Br. Herminio with a sense of gratitude, esteem and friendship. He served for years in Rome as the Portuguese language secretary and translator, and his presence was deeply valued as an important contributor to the work of the Curia and as a brother in fraternity. He contributed to the Order and the Church after spending many years as a scholar earning a master's degree in Psychology of Religion from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. He taught Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Fortaleza (Prainha) and at Sacred Heart of Jesus Seminary in Teresina. He studied Theology at the Catholic University of Salvador and Psychology at the Federal University of Bahia. He has been a contributor to the Opinião page of the daily newspaper “O POVO.” He received a Special Diploma in Greek Patristics from the Catholic University of Freiburg, with the thesis, “The Problem of Good and Evil in the Pastor of Hermas.” He was Provincial Minister of Ceará and Piauí from 2001 to 2003. He served as weekly Monday columnist for Diário do Nordeste. He was appointed to represent Brazil in two meetings of Capuchin scholars, both in Rome in 1985 and 1989, and was invited member to collaborate in the organization and conduct of the Capuchin Order's Continuing Formation Course in Frascati (ROME), October and November 1996. Member of the Metropolitan Academy of Letters of Fortaleza. He collaborated significantly in the organization of the CCB Archives and was translator of texts during the 2018 General Chapter.

May the Lord, who sustained him to follow in His path and gave him wisdom to accompany the journey of so many brothers, welcome him into His peace to enjoy eternal communion with Him.

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