Statement on the Assignment of Fr. Eric Silva

Diocese of Providence RI

August 5, 2022

Upon receiving written requests from Father Eric Silva, and from Father Marcel Taillon, Pastor of St. Thomas More Parish in Narragansett, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin has rescinded Father Silva’s appointment as Assistant Pastor of the parish, which had been scheduled to begin on August 15. In his written request to Bishop Tobin, Father Silva said, “It is with a heavy heart that I realize my presence there will only hurt the parish and cause division amongst the good people of God.” While Father Silva retains the priestly faculties of the Diocese of Providence, he will not be receiving a new assignment at the present time.