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First House Of St. Ann’s Sisters of Phirangipuram Opened In Ballari

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BALLARI, 12 JUNE 2016:  The first convent of the Sisters of St. Anne of Phirangipuram was blessed and opened at Bellary on June 12, 2016. Bishop Henry D Souza, Bishop of Bellary  formally welcomed Sisters of St. Ann’s of Phrirangipuram, Andhra Pradesh, to the Diocese of Bellary at a thanksgiving Mass and reception  at the Diocesan Library and Research Center, Cantonment, ... Read More

New School Opened At Kottur

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KOTTUR, BALLARI, JUNE 06, 2016: A new school - “Queen of Angels School” was blessed and opened by Bishop Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Bellary today at Kottur. In his message Bishop Henry D’Souza declared that Catholic schools should be intstitutions which mould character, shape students to be proud citizens, promoting inter-religious amity and harmony. “Education should enhance human dignity, break the de-humanizing ... Read More

Bishop Urges Parishes And Institutions To Have A Green Policy

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BALLARI, JUNE 05, 2016: Bishop Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Bellary has urged all parishes and institutions of the diocese to have a Green Policy and to implement it enthusiastically. “India in general and northern Karnataka in particular has been reeling under acute shortage of water this summer. Many people have been victims of water borne diseases. The time has come to ... Read More

Pope’s Message for World Youth Day in Krakow, 2016: “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain

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Vatican City: The following is the full text of the Pope's message for the 31st World Youth Day, to be held in Krakow, Poland in July 2016: Dear Young People, We have come to the last stretch of our pilgrimage to Krakow, the place where we will celebrate the 31st World Youth Day next year in the month of July. We are ... Read More

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

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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

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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