News by Fr Richard D’Souza
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The office for the coordination of new bishop’s ordination celebrations was inaugurated on, August 26 at Rosario Cathedral.
Oscar Fernandes, MP and former union minister inaugurated the office. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, bishop of Mangaluru, blessed the office and declared it is open for operation.
Addressing the gathering, Oscar said, the new office will help various committees and responsible people to coordinate with each other. We should be thankful to our outgoing bishop Dr Aloysius for his strong leadership. We should appreciate his efforts to welcome the new bishop in a grand manner.
Our diocese is well known for its faith. Many bishops serving all over India are basically from Mangaluru. We should be proud of this fact. Now we are getting a new bishop. It is our duty to make this event memorable, he added.
Bishop Dr Aloysius said, “The ordination of the bishop is not only important to Christians but to the people of all faiths in the entire state. Hence, we have to organise it in a very meaningful way. It is a joyful event for us. Through this event, we should glorify the almighty. By His grace only, we can hold this event without any issues. So we should take this event as service and mission given by the Lord.”
M A Gafoor, chairman, Minority Committee , J R Lobo, former MLA, Ivan D’Souza, MLC, Fr J B Crasta, Chief coordinator of ordination event, Susheel Kumar Noronha, M P Noronha, secretary of diocesan parish council and coordinator of the consecration ceremony, Naveen D’Souza, Sabitha Misquith, Corporator, Mr Latheef Mrs Jacintha Alfred and Fr Vijay Victor, PRO, Mangaluru diocese were present
M P Noronha briefed the importance of the office and rendered the vote of thanks.