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Bishop Duming Dias consecrated as new Bishop of the Diocese of Karwar

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Karwar, April 10, 2023: Episcopal Ordination & Solemn Installation of Msgr. Duming Dias, Bishop Elect of Diocese of Karwar took place on April 9th, at 9am at St. Joseph’s High School Ground, Kodibag Road, Kajubag, Karwar.











His Grace Most Rev. Dr Peter Machado, Archbishop of Archdiocese of Bangalore led the consecration ceremony. His Excellency Most Rev. Dr Derek Fernandes, Bishop of Diocese of Belgaum and His Excellency Most Rev. Dr Francis Serrao SJ were the co consecrators.

His Eminence Cardinal Philip Neri Ferrao, Archbishop of Archdiocese of Goa was also witnessed the consecration ceremony.

Rev. Fr Stany D’Souza, Rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Shivamogga and Rev. Fr Stephen Maxi Albuquerque, Chancellor of the Diocese of Shimoga presented Bishop Elect Duming Dias.

Rev. Msgr. Alberto Napolitano, from Apostolic Nunciature, India read the Papal bull of appointment in Latin. Chancellor of Diocese of Karwar read the appointment letter in Konkani.

Most Rev. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Diocese of Udupi preached a meaningful homily on role of the Bishop and his mission. He invited Clergy and faithful to pray for their Bishop.

His Grace Most Rev. Peter Machado Archbishop of Archdiocese of Bangalore led the consecration ceremony, he anointed the Bishop Duming Dias with Oil, he gave him the ring, Mitre and Staff as the symbol of the Shepherd if the Diocese. Then the new Bishop continued the Holy Eucharist.

A short Felicitation program was held by the Diocese of Karwar for the newly anointed Bishop Duming Dias.

A good number of Bishops, Priests, Religious and Lay faithful witnessed this historic event of the Diocese of Karwar.