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School Girls March For Elimination Of Violence Against Women

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BALLARI, DEC 1: St. Philomena’s Pre-University College students observed International Day for the elimination of violence against women on 26 November at Ballari. Over 1300 school girls along with their teachers and managers marched to the Deputy Commissioner’s office and submitted a memorandum. It was organized to show their solidarity with 30 million girls and women who are illicitly trafficked. The ... Read More

Jubilee Year of Mercy Concluded In Bellary

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BELLARY, NOV.13:  Amidst a large gathering of the faithful, Bishop Henry D’Souza concluded the Extraordinary Year of Mercy on 13th November at St. Antony’s Cathedral, Cowl Bazaar, Bellary. The ceremony solemnly concluded with a two days renewal retreat at the Dharmodhya  Ashram and a concelebrated Eucharistic celebration. Later in the evening, to mark the event, Bellary Arogya Mathe Shrine was declared as ... Read More

Ballari Arogya Mathe Shrine Declared Diocesan Shrine

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Ballari, 13 Nov. 2016: Bellary Arogya Mathe Shrine (Our Lady of Good Health) was officially declared Diocesan Shrine on Sunday, November 13 by Bishop Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Bellary.  The celebration coincided with the concluding ceremony of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy Earlier Bishop D’Souza had promulgated a Decree on the Solemnity of All Saints day, Nov.1, officially announcing ... Read More

New Presbytery Opened At Yelburga

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YELBURGA, 7 NOV 2016: Newly built priest’s residence was blessed and inaugurated by Bishop Henry D’Souza on Monday, Nov. 7 at Yelburga in Koppal district. Yelburga is the taluk headquarters in Koppal district. The Yelburga mission was started five years ago with Fr. Danappa as the first priest in charge. Presently Fr. Job Stanislaus is serving in the mission, since May 2016. Bishop ... Read More

Divine Mercy Guru Nivas Opened At Karatgi

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KOPPAL, NOV 6, 2016:  Newly built presbytery (Guru Nivas) was blessed and inaugurated by Bishop Henry D’Souza at Karatgi, Koppal, on Sunday, 6th November. While appreciating the efforts made and the hard work put into by Fr. Antonyraj, who volunteered to work in the new mission zealously, the Bishop applauded his contribution to establishing Karatgi mission and for building harmonious ... Read More

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Mathe Maria Mahila Pragathi Dhama Turns Silver( 1991- 2016)

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 The silver jubilee celebrations were held in Mathe Mahila Pragathi Dhama, Cantonment,  Bellary at 11 a. m on 17th October, 2015. A concelebrated thanks giving Holy Eucharist led by Most Rev. ... Read More

Diocesan Pastoral Council inaugurated

Dear Rev. Fathers, Sisters and Brothers, Warmest greetings of peace and joy to all!    1.     Diocesan Pastoral Council inaugurated The newly formed Bellary Diocesan Pastoral Council was inaugurated Oct. 2 at ... Read More

To All Secretaries of Councils, Commissions and Committees

Dear Rev. Fathers,   Greetings of peace and joy to all of you! It’s about four months since the Diocesan Councils, Commissions and Committees were formed. It’s proper that we assess ... Read More

Year of Priests: Workshop on Pastoral management

     Dear Rev. Fathers, Sisters and Brothers,      Greetings of peace and joy to all of you!       1.      Year of Priests: Workshop on Pastoral Management The two-day workshop held on ... Read More

Rehabilitation of Flood Victims and Diocesan Diamond Jubilee

1. Relief for flood victims: With a substantial contribution from Caritas India, the guidance from KROSS and the assistance from convents, institutions, friends and well wishers, we have been able to ... Read More

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Owen Kumar (40), brother of Fr. Deva Putra

 Sirigeri Mission met with an accident and passed away on 05.01.2016. Funeral was held on 06.01.2016 at St. Antony’s Church, Chikkahesarur, Raichur District. May his rest in peace! We pray ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Thursday, 7 January 2016

Wilfred Sequeira (63) bro-in-law of Sr. Vita Lobo

 Superior, St.Joseph’s of Tarbes Convent at Jagir Pannur, Raichur District passed away in Mangalore on 03.01.2016 . Funeral on 08.01.2016 at Urwa Church, Mangalore. May his rest in peace! We ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Thursday, 7 January 2016

Eveline Pinto (86) Sister of Fr. Maxim Rasquinha sj

pioneer of Manvi- Pannur Mission  passed on 03.01.2016 in Kadri Mangalore, Funeral was held on 04.01.2016 St.Sebastian Church, Bendur, Mangalore. May her rest in peace! We pray for the repose ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Thursday, 7 January 2016

Fr. John Peter Sathiaraj sdb (78),brother of Ms.Sugantha Saithiaraj

 Director, Mathe Maria Mahila Pragathi Dhama, Bellary, passed away on Jan 02,2016.The funeral was held on Jan03  in St. Lourdes Shrine, Perambur, Chennai. May his rest in peace! We pray ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Thursday, 7 January 2016

Chowriah (80), father of Rev. Fr. Lourdraj Alapatti

 passed away on Jan. 01, 2016. The funeral was held at on Jan. 02 at Guntur, Andrapradesh. May his rest in peace! We pray for the repose of the soul ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Thursday, 7 January 2016

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Bellary Arogya Mathe Shrine

Bellary-Mathe-small The Shrine of Bellary Arogya Mathe was blessed and dedicated on 8th September 2000 on the feast of the Nativity of our Blessed Mother Mary in memory of the great jubilee 2000 and the Golden Jubilee of the Diocese of Bellary


Diocesan Diamond Jubilee

This year is Diamond Jubilee of our Bellary Diocese.  It is completing 60 years in the service to God and His people.


Loss of Life and Property due to Flash Floods in Bellary Diocese

 Number of people affected : 151,934
Loss of life : 72
Villages affected : 1,296
Houses destroyed/damaged : 118,833
Relief being distributed to : 3,500 families
No. Catholic houses lost: 560
Number of medical camps held : 22