HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor receives support from the Catholic Church in Brazil

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Dom Roberto Francisco Ferreria Paz during his homily at the solemn investiture of knights and dames in Brazil

The official trip to Brazil was a huge success. The creation of the Grand Priory of Brazil of the Sacred Order of Saint Michael Archangel and the investiture of sixteen knights and two dames was unforgettable according to the audience.

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor was blessed by the support of the Catholic Church in Brazil by having His Most Reverend Excellency Dom Roberto Francisco Ferreria Paz as the Grand Chaplain General for the whole country.

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Dom Roberto Francisco Ferrería Paz is a Catholic bishop, head of the Diocese of Campos, Rio de Janeiro State in Brazil. He did his philosophy studies at the Major Seminary of Our Lady of the Conception in Viamão. Studies of Theology at the Institute of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, and also at the Theological Institute of the Archdiocese of Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro. He obtained a specialization in History at the University of Montevideo, and the Masters in Canon Law at the Archdiocesan Institute of Canon Law of Rio de Janeiro. Moreover, got specializations in Notaries Ecclesiasticus, Catholic Matrimonial Law, further training for judges and Ecclesiastical Courts, Bioethics, Research Ethics, Spirituality, Bioethics and religious traditions. He was ordained priest on December 16, 1989. Was a professor of Canon Law and Ecclesiastical Law of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul and the Theological Institute of St John Vianney

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(CETJOV) in Viamão Seminar, 1990-1996. Judge of the Ecclesiastical Tribunal, 1990-2006 and Judicial Vicar of the Regional Interdiocesan Court of Appeal since 2006. He was president of the Archdiocesan Commission for Social Communications. On December 19,

2007 was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Niterói with acacia titular. On February 22, 2008 was ordained bishop in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Porto Alegre, by Archbishop Alano Maria Pena. Don Roberto

chose as episcopal motto of life: In libertatem vocati estis. On June 8, 2011 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him bishop for the Diocese of Campos.

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HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor with Dom Fernando Rifan

The prince also received the valuable support from Catholic Bishop Dom Fernando Areas Rifan, a proud Lebanese descendant. His Excellency The Right Reverend
Fernando Arêas Rifan is the Titular Bishop of Cedamusa and the Apostolic Administrator of the Personal Apostolic Administration of Saint John Mary Vianney, which is also called the Priestly Union of Saint Jean-Marie Vianney.

More about HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor HERE

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