On the morning of Sunday, 11 May 2014, the Dominican Bishop Celso Pereira de Almeida answered the eternal call. He was a brother of the Province of Frei Bartolomeu de las Casas, Brazil and the Bishop Emeritus of Itumbiara, Goias in Brazil. He was 86 years old.
Bishop Celso was born in So Paulo in 1928. He studied at a Dominican School from 1940 to 1945 after which he joined the Order and made his first profession in 1947. In 1953, he was ordained to the priesthood in Bologna, Italy at the completion of his priestly formation.
In 1972, he was appointed the Auxiliary Bishop of Porto Nacional, Tocatins and the Titular Bishop of Camplum. In 1975, he was appointed the Coadjutor Bishop of Porto Nacional, Tocatins and he succeeded the outgoing bishop the following year. In 1995, he was appointed the Bishop of Itumbiara, Goias from where he resigned in 1998.
He was buried later on the same day after a burial mass at the Parish of St Jude Thaddeus at Goiania. May his soul rest in peace.

(13 May 2014)