The Reverend Marinez Bassotto has been elected as the new bishop of the Diocese of Amazonia.
Clerical and lay delegates elected Rev. Bassotto on January 20 as the first female Bishop in the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil.
The Right Reverend Bassotto succeeds The Right Reverend Saulo de Barros, the first bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Amazonia, who announced his retirement earlier in 2017.
The Diocese of Huron signed a five-year Companion covenant with the Diocese of Amazonia in 2014.