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)
Literature : notes from Hans van Heijningen on info of the diocese.