Puttur, Oct 1, 2017: Dr Geevarghese Mar Macarios was installed as the new Bishop of Puttur Diocese at a function organised at the St Mary’s Cathedral Church, Noojibaltila on September 30, Saturday. Arch Bishop of Bengaluru Diocese Dr Bernard Moras performed the Holy Eucharist.
Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, Moran Mor Baselior Cleemis who presided over the function described the function as historic and hoped that the Diocese will see development under the leadership of the new Bishop.
Mangaluru Diocese Bishop Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza also addressed the function, exhorted the people of the Diocese to extend co-operation to the Bishop in all his noble endeavours.
MLC and Chief Whip of the State Legislative Council Ivan D’Souza, Archbishop of Tiruvalla Diocese Dr Thomas Mar Koorilos, Bishop of Belthangady Diocese Fr Mar Lawrence Mukkuzhi, retired Bishop of Puttur Diocese Dr Geeverghese Mar Divannasios, Zilla Panchayat Member P P Varghese and many others were present.
The outgoing Bishop of Puttur Diocese was honoured on the occasion.