The Dominican family of the Province of Frei Bartolomeu de las Casas in Brazil and indeed, the entire Dominican family of Latin America and the Caribbean wishes to announce the passing to eternal glory of fr Toms Balduino, Bishop Emeritus of Gois, Brazil. He died on the 2nd of May, 2014 at the age of 91. He is well known as an advocate for justice especially for the poor and the indigenous people in Brazil.
He was born in 1922 in Poose, Gois, Brazil. He entered the Order, made his first profession in 1943 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1948. In 1967, he was appointed the Coadjutor Prelate of Santssima Conceio do Araguaia and the Titular Bishop of Vicus Pacati all in Brazil. In November that same year, he was ordained as the Bishop of Gois. He remained the Bishop of the Diocese of Gois until his retirement in 1998.
He was buried on Sunday, 4th of May 2014 at the Church of San Judas Tadeo de Goinia after a funeral Mass. May his soul rest in peace.
(05 May 2014)