The Knights of Columbus in the Philippines express their deepest condolences to the death of Supreme Secretary Emilio B. Moure.
The Supreme Secretary of the Order of the Knights of Columbus died shortly yesterday after battling cancer at the age of 54.
Moure was born in Havana, Cuba but at early age he was moved to United States together with his family. He graduated with the degree of Bachelor in business administration with a major in accounting from the University of Long Beach and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in executive management from the University of La Verne.
Moure joined the Knights in January 1985, and was a member of James Cardinal McIntyre Council 6332 and Santiago de Compostela Assembly in California. He began working at the Supreme Council headquarters in April 2007 as Executive Vice President for Business Process Management. In October 2009, he was appointed as Supreme Treasurer, and then in September 2010 he was named Supreme Secretary.
Moure used his talents to organize and implement the Order’s Hispanic programs, such as the Marian Congress on Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Guadalupe Festival; and he was also instrumental in forging the Order’s relationship with the Global Wheelchair Association, which provides free wheelchairs to needy individuals around the globe.
Meanwhile, Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson described Moure as a trusted colleague and a good friend who always had the growth and welfare of the Order at heart. Anderson added that they will miss Moure’s wise judgment, collegiality, kindness and deep faith with the Lord.
Moure is survived by his wife of 31 years, Rebeca, their two sons, and two grandchildren.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by Supreme Chaplain, Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport on Tuesday July 26, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven. A memorial service will also be held on Thursday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Santiago de Compostela Church in Lake Forest, CA. Yen Ocampo