By George Conger, Anglican Ink
Recife bishop and wife killed by their adopted son
The Diocese of Recife reports that Bishop Robinson Cavalcanti and his wife were murdered in their home in Olinda in Northeastern Brazil last night. The bishop’s adopted son is alleged to have knifed his parents following a quarrel.
On 26 February 2012, at approximately 10:00 pm the bishop returned to his home in Olinda after having visited a parish earlier in the day. The bishop’s son is alleged to have pulled a knife on his father and stabbed him.
Mirian Cavalcanti, the bishop’s wife, attempted to intercede and was stabbed also. The two died at the scene.
The bishop’s son, who had lived in the United States, sources tell Anglican Ink, is believed to have had a history of drug abuse and petty crime. His parents took him into their home in Brazil after the son was deported from the U.S.