Mangaluru, May 16, 2016: A Thanksgiving Eucharist and felicitation programme was organised to mark the 20th anniversary of Episcopal Ordination of Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul Bishop of Mangaluru on May 15, Sunday. The celebration held at Rosario Cathedral was presided over by the Bishop himself with several other Bishops and priests being the concelebrants.
The Homily was delivered by Dr Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Bellary. The bishop was felicitated by Msgr Denis Moras Prabhu.
Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi ,Fr.Peter Machado, Bishop of Belgaum, Dr Thomas M, Bishop of Belthangady, Dr John Thomas, Bishop of Itanagar and Dr Vincent Concessao, retired Archbishop of Delhi were present on the occasion. Fr Charles D’Souza, Brother of Bishop Aloysius Paul D’Souza was also present on the dais.
In his address, Fr Aloysius Paul D’Souza extended his deep gratitude to all those who have been a constant support to him in all his endeavours as Bishop of the Diocese. He also stressed the need for social and economic development and the significance of faith formation.
Msgr. Edwin Pinto, former Vicar General, Msgr Leslie Shenoy, Ivan D Souza MLC, Fr. J B Crasta, Parish Priest of Rosario Cathedral, Fr Vijay Machado, Director Mangala Jyothi and family members of Bishop Dr. Aloysius Paul D’Souza were present.