Diocese of Fall River
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DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER (Dioecesis Riverormenensis)
Established : 1904
Argent, a bend wavy azure, over all a cross nowy throughout gules, charged with a star of six points of the first.
The wavy blue bend is a canting element for a 'falling river'. The cross symbolises redemptation and graces which flow from the cathedral as a spiritual centre of the diocese.
The red circle with the 6 pointed star honors the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; the title of the cathedral is ¨Morning Star¨.
Arms of Bishops
William Stang (1904-1907)
Daniel Francis Feehan (1907-1934)
James Edwin Cassidy (1934-1951)
James Louis Connolly (1951-1970)
Daniel Anthony Cronin (1970-1992)
Seán Patrick O'Malley (1992-2002)
George William Coleman (2003-2014)
Edgar Moreira da Cunha (2014-present)
Arms of Auxiliary Bishops
James Joseph Gerrard (1959-1976)
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Literature : notes from Hans van Heijningen on info of the diocese.