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Renovated Church Re-dedicated at Jawalgera Church Farm

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JAWALGERA CHURCH FARM, AUGUST 02, 2014: Bishop Henry D’Souza blessed and inaugurated the newly renovated church building at Jawalgera Church Farm today evening. The church building built about 20 years ago during the then Bishop Ambrose Yeddanapalli’s time was renovated under the leadership of the present parish priest Fr. Charles Sunder Raj. The Karnataka Christian Minority Council part financed the renovation ... Read More

New School Building Inaugurated at Maski

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MASKI, AUGUST 02, 2014: The newly built St. John’s Primary School building was blessed and inaugurated at Maski in Raichur district today. Bishop Henry D’Souza blessed the new structure and the local Member of legislative Assembly Sri Pratap Gowda Patil declared it open. Built with financial assistance from Manos Unidas, the school started 12 years ago, educates over 370 students, mostly from ... Read More

Brotherhood Between Christians And Muslims: Vatican’s Eid Message

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VATICAN CITY, JULY 29, 2014 (VIS): “Towards a genuine fraternity between Christians and Muslims” is the title of the message sent by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue to mark the end of Ramadan ('Id al-Fitr 1435/2014 A.D.). The document is signed by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and Fr. Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot M.C.C.J., respectively president and secretary of the dicastery.   “Last year, ... Read More

Renovated St. Anthony’s Shrine Church Blessed At Bandihatti

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BELLARY, JUN13: The renovated St. Antony’s Shrine church at Bandihatti, Bellary was blessed on June 13, on the feast patron saint. Bishop Henry D’Souza blessed the renovated house of God, part of which was pulled down due to road widening in the area. Large number devotees participated in the event with great devotion and fervor. St. Antony’s Shrine at Bandihatti has been ... Read More

Cardinal Lourdusamy Laid To Rest At Pondicherry

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PONDICHERRY, JUNE 09 (Sagaya):  The mortal remains of Cardinal Lourdusamy were laid to rest today, June 9, at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Pondicherry. Cardinals Oswald Gracias, Telesphore Toppo, George Alencherry and the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio along with hundreds of Priests and a large gathering bid Adieu to the late Cardinal. Earlier, a requiem Mass was celebrated at St. Peter’s ... 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