IEAB saddened by death of Bishop Nerva Cot Aguilera
ENS reports that “Retired Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Cuba Nerva Cot Aguilera died suddenly on July 10 after a brief battle with severe anemia.” She was 71 years old and became the first woman bishop in Latin America.
The primate of the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brazil, the Most Rev. Maurício Andrade, emphasized that, as a church, “we are united with our Cuban brothers and sisters at this time of sorrow due to the death of bishop Nerva.”
Bishop Nerva is survived by her husband, the Very Rev. Juan Ramon de la Paz Cerezo, who is dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Havana, and by three children: two daughters and a son. One of her daughters, the Rev. Marianela de la Paz Cot, has done postgraduate work at the Escola Superior de Teologia (affiliated with the Evangelical Church of Lutheran Confession), in São Leopoldo, Brazil.
The Rev. Canon Francisco de Assis da Silva
Provincial Secretary of IEAB