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Archbishop Moras “Thankful” To NHRC Report On Church Attacks

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BENGALURU, AUG. 31: The following is the statement issued by Archbishop Bernard Moras, Archbishop of Benagalore in response to the NHRC report of the attack on churches in 2008: I am relieved and thankful to hear that after almost seven years, the NHRC in its order dated August 20th 2015, has meted out justice to 12 victims of police excesses during ... Read More

New Office Bearers Elected For Catholic Association Of Ballari

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BALLARI, AUG 26: The Catholic Association of Ballari at its general body meeting held recently, elected a new team of office bearers. They are: Mr. A. V. Jerald (President), Mr. Felix Braganza (Imm. Past President), Mr. Sunil Joseph (Vice President), Mr. Y. Joseph (Secretary), Ms. Agnesamma (Jt. Secretary), Ms. Celine Pushparaj (Org. Secretary), Mr. Suby Mathew (Treasurer) and Mr. Raju ... Read More

Fr. Ronnie Prabhu Crusader Of Inter-religious Dialogue And Ecumenism Passes Away

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BENGALURU, AUG. 19: The Diocese of Ballari salutes the champion of inter-religious dialogue and ecumenism Fr. Ronnie Prabhu of the Society of Jesus who passed away today in Bangalore. Fr. Ronnie Prabhu during his tenure as Provincial of Karnataka Region initiated  Pannur- Manvi Jesuit Mission  in 1998 at Jagir Pannur and Manvi areas. Today Jesuits at Jagir Pannur –Manvi Mission, besides provi... Read More

Foundation Stone Laid for Home For The Aged

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BALLARI, AUG 06: The Foundation stone was blessed and laid by Bishop for St. Joseph Old Age Home at Cantonment, Bellary on August 6. When completed, it will be the first of its kind in the Diocese of Ballari.  The Home would initially accommodate about 70 elderly from economically poor background from the backward region of Hyderabad Karnataka. The Home ... Read More

Navodhaya Catholic Center Inaugurated and Blessed

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BALLARI, AUG 6: A two storey Catholic Community Center named Navodaya, was blessed and inaugurated by Bishop on 6th August, 2015. Bishop lauded the hard work put in by the Diocesan Estate Committee under the leadership of Fr. Fr. Yagappa in erecting the elegant structure. Former DFO FR. Anthony Raj, present DFO Fr. Sam Nalan, DEM Fr. Yagappa, architect Mr. Balaswamy, ... Read More

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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

To All Secretaries of Diocesan Organizations

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 as to ho... 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

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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.

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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