News: Fr Richard D’Souza
Photos: Stanly Bantwal
Aug. 27: Chappara Mahoortha programme in ahead of preparation of new bishop’s Episcopal Ordination was held on 27 August at Rosario Cathedral grounds.
Mr Nalin Kumar Kateel MP did the chappara Mahoortha along with other guests.
Nalin Kumar Kateel MP in his address said, it is because of God’s providence that he is here. The Episcopal Ordination is a national event. He spoke about the role of Christians in social harmony and appreciated the role of bishop of Mangalore in building a healthy society. He said that when the central announced swach bharath programme, it is the bishop of Mangalore who first carried out the same. So also when there was breach of peace in Mangalore in September 2008 it is the bishop who took imitative to settle the matter and called the meeting and sorted out all the differences. He extended the support of central government as well all local MLAs of his party for the programme and to the new bishop.
Speaking at the occasion Mr J R Lobo Ex ML stated that Mangalore is known for peace and harmony , and all of us can work together to build harmonious society.
Mr Ivan D Souza MLC in his address recalled his memories and said Christians of Mangalore diocese live with harmony in the society. He requested the MP to give extend his full support for the program.
In his presidential address bishop appreciated the good will of MP Nalin Kumar. Usually the close relatives will be invited for chappara Mahoortha that’s why the close guests are called he said.
The Co coordinator Mr M P Noronha in his introduction specified the importance and relevance of the historical event. Today world is considered as a global village and in Christians are in majority but in India Christians is minority. The Episcopal ordination is being watched by people worldwide. BJP is ruling in central government and its MP Sri Nalin Kumar has come to this programme to extend his and Central governments’ whole hearted support and this step is historical event of our country to promote the harmony and good will.
Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D Souza Apostolic administrator of the diocese, Shri Nalin Kumar Kateel MP, Mr Ivan D Souza MLC, Mr J R Lobo Ex MLA, Mr Latheef Corporaor, Fr J B Crasta the chief coordinator ,Fr Onil D Souza the convenor logistic committee, Fr Vincent Monthiero, Fr Richard D Souza Fr Vijay Victor Lobo PRO of Diocese of Mnaglore , Mr M P Noronha the Co coordinator, Mr Luvi Pinto, Mr Marcel Monthiero Mr Susheel Noronha were present.