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Mangaluru, Apr. 27, 2019: Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha , the Bishop of Mangalore diocese celebrated his first birthday as the Bishop on 27 April 2019 at St Anthony Ashram , Jeppu Mangalore. Bishop presided over thanksgiving Eucharist along with concelebrants at st Anthony Ashram Chapel in the morning. Fr Francis D Souza the administrator of the ashram preached homily.
After the mass a short wishing programme was held. Fr Peter D Souza Director Pastoral Institute in his felicitation address mentioned five important qualities of bishop Peter Paul ; bishop is Human, Simple, a good Listener, gives importance for participatory leadership in the Church and committed to the cause of protection of Nature.
Msgr Maxim L Noronha, Vicar General of the Diocese along with Mr M P Noronha , Secretary DPP wished Bishop with flowers ,representing the Mangalore diocese.
Bishop in his birthday message said, St Anthony Ashram is a very good place to celebrate the birthday with inmates in a prayerful way . He expressed his concerns for the bachelors who remained unmarried due to various reasons, that something has be done for them in the diocese so that they may lead a meaningful life. He thanked the organizers of the celebration and those who took various responsibilities in making this celebration a memorable one.
Priests, religious, seminarians , lay faithful , members and officer bearers of various associations were present for the mass and wished the bishop. Fr Treshan the Asst Director St Anthony Ashram compered the programme and the choir sang the felicitation song.