On the occasion of 20 th anniversary of Episcopal ordination of Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D Souza, Bishop of Mangalore, the thanksgiving Eucharist and felicitation programme was organized at Rosario Cathedral Church on Sunday 15 May 2016. The solemn thanksgiving Eucharistic Celebration was presided over by the Bishop along with concelebrant Bishops and priests. Most Rev Dr Henry D Souza preached the homily at the mass. The concelebrant bishops were; Most Rev Dr Vincent Concessao retired Archbishop of Delhi, Most Rev Dr Gerald Isac Lobo Bishop of Udupi, Most Rev Dr Peter Machado Bishop of Belgaum, Most Rev Dr Thomas M Bishop of Belthangady, Most Rev Dr John Thomas Bishop of Itanagar and Most Rev Dr Henry D Souza Bishop of Bellary.
After the Mass a short felicitation prograame was organized which was presided over by Most Rev Dr A P D Souza in the presence of all the bishops, Vicar General and Fr Charles D Souza, brother of Bishop A P on the dais. Msgr Denis Moras Prabhu read the citation and felicitated the bishop.
In his address bishop A P expressed his profound gratitude to God for choosing him as the bishop and for the constant sustenance during his journey as the bishop of Mangalore diocese. During his ministry he gave importance to faith formation, educational apostolate, social and Economic development of people Medical apostolate with the motto with compassionate Love of Jesus he said.
Msgr Edwin Pinto former Vicar General, Msgr Lesslie Shenoy, Mr Ivan D Souza MLC and the family members of bishop A P were present at the occasion. Fr Vijay Machado Director Mangala jyothi compeered the programe and Fr J.B Crasta Parish Priest made all arrangements of the programme.