Professed member of the Order of Saint Benedict on 21 March 1978. Ordained on 17 December 1983. Auxiliary Bishop of Olinda e Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil and Titular Bishop of Tacia Montana on 31 May 2000. Bishop of Sobral, Ceara, Brazil on 18 May 2005. Archbishop of Olinda e Recife on 1 July 2009.