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Aug 16. 2016: The Platinum Jubilee celebration of Most Rev. Dr. Barnard Moras was held at his native place Kuppepadavu on 16 August Tuesday. The solemn Eucharistic celebration was held at the church of Immaculate Heart of Mary Kuppepadavu grounds presided over by Most Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras with the Bishops of Karnataka Region and priests.
It was followed by the felicitation programme presided over by Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D Souza Bishop of Mangalore.
Bishop AP D’Souza (Bishop of Mangalore), Bishop Peter Machado (Bishop of Belgaum), Bishop Francis Serrao (Bishop of Shimoga), Bishop Robert Miranda (Bishop of Gulbarga), Bishop Lawrence Mukkuzhy (Bishop of Belthangady), Bishop Mar Antony Kariyil (Bishop of Mandya), Bishop Henry D’Souza (Bishop of Bellary), and Bishop Geevarghese Mar Divannasios (Bishop of Puttur) Mr. Oscar Fernandez Member of parliament , Mrs. Blossom Fernandez, Msgr Jayanathan Vicar General of Bangalore Arch diocese ,Msgr Francis Chancellor, Mr.RamanathRai (Forest and District In charge Minister), Mr.Abhaychandra Jain(Former Minister), Mr. J R Lobo (MLA Mangalore) , Mr. M P Noronha (Secretary DPP of Mangalore Diocese), Msgr Antony Swamy(Vicar General of Bangalore arch diocese) Mr. Ivan D’Souza (MLC and Chief Whip) and Mr Vincent (DC Madikeri) were present on the stage.
Msgr Denis Moras Prabhu Vicar General of Mangalore diocese felicitated the Arch Bishop thanking God for his gift of Life with a brief profile and his great achievements.
Felicitating on behalf of Bishops of Karnataka, Most Rev Dr. Peter Machado, and Bishop of Belgaum shared his experiences and unique moments with arch bishop at Belgaum, he said “He is the man of tremendous stamina, he taught me to pray specially Rosary, and he loved the poor and needy and was generous to them. He is a powerful leader right Arch Bishop for the right time in the history of Bangalore archdiocese, he said to mark the occasion the Moras family Members started “Moras Charitable trust “to help the poor and needy was inaugurated by the Archbishop.
On this occasion Kuppepadavu parishneers also felicitated Bishop of Mangalore on his platinum Jubilee and also of arch bishop.
Many guests felicitated the Archbishop. Mr.RamanathRai (Forest and District Incharge Minister) speaking at the occasion appreciated the work of Archbishop and felicitated him. Mr. Oscar Fernandez (Member of Parliament) felicitated the Archbishop and thanked God for his gift of life. Mr Ivan D Souza said Arch Bishop is very firm on his stand ready to fight for justice and truth.
Archbishop in his address thanked God, family members, bishops, priests and religious and specially congratulated family members for starting the charitable trust to help the needy.
In his presidential address Most. Rev. Dr. AP D’Souza shared his experiences with Archbishop and congratulated him on the Platinum Jubilee of Life.
Mr. Martin Moras welcomed the gathering, Florin Moras proposed vote of thanks Fr. Edwin Pinto compared the program.