Mangaluru, Aug 20: Msgr Alexander Faustine D’Souza, ex-editor of Raknno Konkani weekly and former vicar general of Mangaluru diocese, passed away here on Thursday August 20. He was 89..
Born on May 29, 1926, Msgr Alexander D’Souza had served the diocese in Mangaluru in various capacities.
He was ordained on March 25, 1952, after which he served Bendore and Urwa parishes as assistant parish priest.
In 1955, he left for Rome to complete his studies, and after his return in 1958, he was appointed ICYM diocesan director. He also rendered service as director of council of women.
In 1961, he took charge as the editor of Raknno Konkani weekly, and continued till 1973.
He served as parish priest of Bendore, Rosario Cathedral, Milagres, Valencia and Vamanjoor parishes.
In 1972, he was appointed vicar general of Mangaluru diocese, and also served as director of Father Muller Hospital from 1988 to 1991.
From 2001 to 2004, he was the chairman of Konkani Sahitya Academy. He retired to senior prietsts’ home in May 2005.
The funeral rites will be held at Valencia Church on Monday August 24 at 9.30 am.