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“Christians and Hindus - Together to foster a Culture of Inclusion”: Vatican

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VATICAN CITY, OCT 20, 2014 (VIS): “Christians and Hindus: together to foster a culture of inclusion” is the theme of the message addressed to followers of Hinduism by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, on the occasion of Deepavali, the festival of lights, to be celebrated on 23 October this year. The following is the ... Read More

Former Secretary General of CBCI Bishop Patrick D’Souza Passes Away; President Condoles Death

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VARANASI, OCT 20: Bishop Emeritus of Varanasi and former Secretary General of CBCI Bishop Patrick D’Souza passed away at 915 am on Oct. 16 at Varanasi. Condoling his death, President of CBCI Cardinal Baselios Cleemis wrote: I was very sad to hear the demise of Bishop Patrick Paul D’Souza, Bishop Emeritus of Varanasi Diocese. My sincere condolence to the Priests, the Religious ... Read More

Somashekar Panel Report On Church Attacks Rejected; Karnataka Govt. Asks to Proceed Against Culprits

BANGALORE, OCT 16 (Daijiworld Media Network): In a major decision, which should find ready approval with all Christians, the State Cabinet on Thursday decided to reject the B K Somashekar Judicial Inquiry Commission report into the infamous series of church attacks in Mangalore and other parts of coastal Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Chikmaglur, Bangalore and other within months of the installation of the ... Read More

150 Children Enthusiastically Join Camp Cathedral

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BELLARY, OCT 15: Over 150 Catholic children aged 6-10 years are participating enthusiastically in the children’s camp held at St. Anthony’s Cathedral, Bellary. Fr. Paulraj PR, parish priest along with the parish council members is organizing the three days camp. The children are showing keen interest in learning basic catechism, action songs and prayers”, said the assistant parish priest Fr. Basil ... Read More

Electrical Lab Opened At CCFT Center For Rural Unemployed Youth

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JAWELEGERA, SEP 29: An Electrical Lab was blessed and opened by Bishop Henry D’Souza on 29th September for training rural unemployed youth at CCFT Center, Church Farm, Raichur district.    The well equipped training lab has been donated by Snider India Foundation through FVTRS, Bangalore. It is intended to help in skilling the unemployed youth of backward youth, particularly of Raichur ... 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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Mr. Arokiaswamy ( 60 ),Maternal Uncle of Rev. Fr.Gnanaprakam L

 Parish Priest of Harapaur , Raichur Dist.  passed away on June 1, 2014. His funeral Mass was held at 4 p. m, on Monday the 2nd June at T B ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Monday, 2 June 2014

Mrs. Advel D’Souza ( 82), Sister of Rev. Fr. Thomas D’ Souza

 Bethany Senior Priests Home of Bellary passed away on March 24, 2014 in Mumbai. Her funeral Mass was held at 4p.m, on Tuesday the 25th March at Christ the King ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Mrs. Seraphine Fernandes (87), Mother of Rev. Sr. Lilly Fernandes, St. Ann’s Convent, Mudgal

 passed away on March 15, 2014 in Mangalore. Her funeral Mass was held at 3.30 p. m, on Wednesday the 16th March at Fatima Church, Mundkur, Udupi Diocese. We pray ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Mr. Origanti Siluvappa Reddy ( 93), Father of Rev. Fr. O. Vincent

 Parish Priest of St. John’s Church,Maski, Raichur passed away on February 11, 2014. His funeral Mass will be at 9a.m, on Thursday the 13th February  at Phatphur, Tamil Nadu. We ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Mr. Vincent R (72), Father of Rev.Fr. Lourduraj

 Assistant Rector of Dheeksha Bhavan & Asst. Manager of St. Joseph’s Boy’s School, Bellary  passed away on  December 28, 2013. His funeral Mass was on the same day at St. ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Wednesday, 15 January 2014

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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