The rector of the largest Anglican parish in Brazil has been elected Bishop of Recife. On 15 Sept 2012 the Rev. Miguel Ângelo de Andrade Uchoa Cavalcanti, rector of the Paróquia Anglicana Espírito Santo, (Anglican Church of the Holy Spirit) in Jaboatão dos Guararapes in the state of Pernambuco in Northeastern Brazil was elected fourth bishop of the diocese in succession to the late Dr. Robinson Cavalcanti.
Two candidates stood for election and on the first ballot Fr. Uchoa received 79.5 per cent of the lay and 69.3 per cent of the clergy votes from the 58 lay and 52 clergy delegates present. The president of the Diocesan Council, the Rev. Márcio Simões, announced that as Fr. Uchoa had received two thirds of the vote in each house, he was the victor of the rival candidate,suffragan Bishop Evilásio Tenório.