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Bellary Marathon – Hundreds Run For Jesus

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BELLARY, APRIL 19: Hundreds of youth, children and youthful adults took part in the Bellary marathon - Run for Jesus, which was held this morning through the city. The run started from St. Joseph’s Boys’ School, moved through the main streets of the city, ending at the popular Marian Shrine – Bellary Arogya Mathe Shrine church.   The marathon was held under ... Read More

Bellary Christians Hold Ecumenical Procession; Pray For Successful Elections

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BELLARY, APRIL 13:  Christians belonging to various denominations held an ecumenical procession on the occasion of the Palm Sunday, here in Bellary today. The well attended procession was held under the auspices of the United Christian Forum, Bellary. It was led by Bishop of Bellary and President of United Christian Forum Bishop Henry D’Souza. The procession began from St. Anthony’s Cathedral, Cowl Bazaar ... Read More

Neelamma Basavaraj Of Anugraha Foundation Passes Away

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BELLARY, APRIL 12: Neelamma Basavaraj (73), wife of Sri. Y. Basavaraj, the Author and Founder Trustee of Anugraha Foundation passed away at 11.45 am today in a private hospital in Bellary. She has been ailing from cancer for over two years. She faced the illness with courage and faith. All her dear ones were at her bedside when she breathed her ... Read More

Jesuit Fr Francis Serrao Appointed Bishop of Shimoga

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SIMOGA, MARCH 19, 2014: Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Karnataka Jesuit Provincial Reverend Father Francis Serrao new Bishop of Shimoga Diocese. The announcement of the appointment was made at 4.30 pm today at Malligemane, Bishop’s House, Shimoga and at the Vatican simultaneously. The Seat of Bishop of Shimoga became vacant with the transfer of then Bishop of Shimoga Most Rev. Gerald ... Read More

Hundreds Rejoice At Blessing of New Church Humpi

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HAMPI (KAMALAPUR), MARCH 19 (Fr. Maria Augustine): Hundreds of people and over 60 priests and nuns of the diocese rejoiced at the blessing and inauguration of a new church Hampi (Kamalapur) on March 19, on the feast day of St. Joseph. The newly built church dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua was blessed and inaugurated by Bishop of Belary Henry ... 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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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

Mrs. Benedicta Pinto (82), Mother of Rev.Fr. Ivan Pinto

 Manager of St. Joseph’s Boy’s School, Bellary and Diocesan Public Relation Officer   passed away on  December 21, 2013 at 9.15 a.min Karkal. Her funeral Mass was on  December 23,2013 at ... 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