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Mangalore Dc. 23, 2017: Jesus Christ was born in a manger in a small village named Bethlehem to Mother Mary. St Joseph was his foster father. They were poor but leading a holy life. Hence our families must inculcate the virtues of the Holy Family said Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul Dsouza Bishop of Mangalore in his Christmas message.
The Holy Father Pope Francis in his Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia means the Joy of Love says that families are not a problem but they are first and foremost an opportunity. Pope has given three golden rules to make our families like the Holy Family.
Family should pray together, switch off T.V., Mobile and Computer one hour everyday and devote time for their family, use three words Please, thank you and sorry in dealing with family members. Our families should be temples of love, Joy and compassion.
Pope Francis while celebrating the first world day of the poor on 19th November 2017 said “Let us love not in word but in deeds”. Keeping in mind the call given by the Pope, the Diocese of Mangalore had made arrangement of free drinking water facility last year and in the coming year we are planning to provide food fridge where people can store food and fruits and the hungry can take and consume them. Further the Mangalore Diocese is hosting a dinner for the Poor at Milagres Church grounds at 7pm today (23.12.2017).
Msgr. Denis Prabhu, Vicar General, Chancellor Rev. Henry Sequiera, Fr. William Menezes PRO, Mr. M.P.Noronha Secretary Diocesan Pastoral Parishad, Mr. Marcel Monteiro PRO, Raymond Dcunha, Elias Fernandes, Four Winds and others were present during the press meet.