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Government Urged To Uphold The Secular Nature Of India

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NEW DELHI, JANUARY 21, 2015: The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India urged the Government to uphold the Secular nature of India. A Special Consultation was organized by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India at the CBCI Centre, New Delhi, on Monday, January 20, 2015. The Constitution of India guarantees that all the citizens of our country can profess, practice and propagate ... Read More

Bellary Christians Pray Fervently For Christian Unity

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BALLARI, JAN 18: Christians of various denominations fervently prayed for Christian unity as they began the Prayer Octave for Christian Unity at CSI John Hands Memorial Church today in Bellary. As a sign of unity, leaders of various Christian communities poured water into a vessel which symbolized Jacob’s Well where Jesus held conversation with the Samaritan woman. The ecumenical prayer meetings are ... Read More

Villagers Rejoice At Opening of New Building For Loyola College At Manvi

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BALLARI, JAN 18: Newly built four floor Loyola College building was declared open by Member of Parliament Oscar Fernandes Jan. 17 at Manvi in Raichur district. Earlier Bishop of Bellary Henry D’Souza blessed the ne building. MLC Bosuraj and MLA Hanmpayya Naik unveiled the plaques. In his message Bishop D’Souza lauded the work of the Karnataka Jesuits in imparting education to the ... Read More

President Assures Christian Leaders Action Against Attacks On Christians

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NEW DELHI, JANUARY 16: Shri. Pranab Mukerjee, the honourable President of India assured the Christian leaders who met him to express their concern on growing attacks on churches in Delhi and across the country that necessary action would be taken to maintain social peace and religious harmony in the country.   He told the delegation without mincing any words, “What is happening ... Read More

Pope Canonises Sri Lanka’s First Saint Joseph Vaz

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BALLARI, JAN 14: Pope Francis today canonised 17th Century India born missionary Fr. Joseph Vaz at the sea-front service in Colombo, Sri Lanka.   Massive crowds attended the service at Galle Face Green, with many lining up from Tuesday to secure a place.   In keeping with his message of unity for Sri Lanka, Pope Francis urged its citizens to follow the example of ... 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