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Mangaluru Bishop marks 21 years of assuming office, May 15

Mangaluru Bishop marks 21 years of assuming office, May 15

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, May 16, 2017: An offial  release states that Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza the Bishop of Mangalore on the occasion of  completing 21 years of his Episcopal Ordination solemnly marked it with a thanksgiving Holy  Eucharist on May 15, Monday at St Anthony’s Charity Institutes Jeppu.

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The Bishop in his message thanked the Priests, Religious and lay people for  extending their generous co-operation while carrying out his responsibilities.  He said that he has chosen St Anthony’s Poor Homes to celebrate the  thanksgiving Holy Mass as the inmates of the Institutes are a special people of God. As a gesture of sharing his concern for them he thought of celebrating the  Holy Mass with them and share his joy with them. Later he hosted a tasty  breakfast for the inmates of the Institutes.

Rev Dr Prakash Monteiro the Principal of St Philomena’s College Puttur  preached the homily. In his homily he said that the Bishop as a good pastor  after the example Jesus the Good Shepherd has led the people entrusted to his  care with full dedication. He has been kind towards those who are poor and  less privileged.

Rev Onil D’Souza the Director St Anthony’s Institutes thanked the Bishop on  behalf of Clergy, Religious and the faithful of the diocese for rendering his  selfless and tireless service to the diocese during the past 21 years. As a   gesture of appreciation for the service rendered he offered a flower bouquet   to the Bishop, who is known as ’the peoples Bishop’.

Msgr Denis Moras Prabhu the Vicar General of the Diocese, Fr Henry Sequeira  the Chancellor of the Diocese, 32 Priests, Religious and lay people participated  in the programmes.

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