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Fr. Mark Gonsalves – Great Friend Of The Poor And Able Administrator Passes Away

BELLARY, MAR. 19: Fr. Mark Gonsalves, former Vicar General, Chancellor and Diocesan Finance Officer of Bellary passed away at 4.15 pm on March 19, in Udupi. He was 63. He was at his Sister’s place at the time of death. He collapsed all of a sudden while having tea. Diocese of Bellary is grateful to Fr. Mark Gonsalves for his dedicated pastoral ... Read More

Gentle Fr. Inniah Kondavity Dies After Prolonged Illness

BELLARY, MAR.14. 2017: Fr. Inniah Kondavity passed away at 2.15 pm, March 14 in St. Mary’s Hospital at Bellary. He was 71. His funeral will be held at 10 am tomorrow with a funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Cathedral followed by burial in Cowl Bazaar cemetery. Fr. Inniah was ordained for the in the diocese of Bellary 21 December 1971. He served ... Read More

Navajeevana Rehabilitation Centre Turns Silver

BELLARY, FEB. 28: Silver jubilee celebrations were held at Nava Jeevana Centre for the physically challenged at Bellary on February 28. A concelebrated thanksgiving Holy Eucharist led by Bishop Henry D’Souza and many priests from the diocese marked the occasion. In his homily the Bishop stated “Nava Jeevana Centre is one of the precious pearls of the Catholic Diocese of Bellary. God’s ... Read More

The New Nuncio Arrived In New Delhi

NEW DELHI, FEB 16: The New Apostolic Nuncio to India Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro arrived in India Feb. 16 morning. He was received at the Delhi airport by the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India Cardinal Baselios Cleemis. Other to receive him were Syro-Malabar Major Archbishop Cardinal George Alencherry, Archbishop Anil Couto of Delhi, CBCI Secretary General Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, Bishop ... Read More

Large Gathering Witnesses Blessing Of Sahayamathe Church At Devadurga

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DEVADURGA, JAN 24,2017: Large gathering of Christians and others rejoiced over the blessing and inauguration of the newly built Church on Jan. 24, on the feast day of St. Francis De Sales, the Patron of Salesians at Deodurga in Raichur district. Bishop Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Bellary blessed the newly built Church and Fr. Joyce Thonikuzhiyil sdb,  Provincial of the Salesians of... Read More

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Mathe Maria Mahila Pragathi Dhama Turns Silver( 1991- 2016)

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 The silver jubilee celebrations were held in Mathe Mahila Pragathi Dhama, Cantonment,  Bellary at 11 a. m on 17th October, 2015. A concelebrated thanks giving Holy Eucharist led by Most Rev. ... Read More

Diocesan Pastoral Council inaugurated

Dear Rev. Fathers, Sisters and Brothers, Warmest greetings of peace and joy to all!    1.     Diocesan Pastoral Council inaugurated The newly formed Bellary Diocesan Pastoral Council was inaugurated Oct. 2 at ... Read More

To All Secretaries of Councils, Commissions and Committees

Dear Rev. Fathers,   Greetings of peace and joy to all of you! It’s about four months since the Diocesan Councils, Commissions and Committees were formed. It’s proper that we assess ... Read More

Year of Priests: Workshop on Pastoral management

     Dear Rev. Fathers, Sisters and Brothers,      Greetings of peace and joy to all of you!       1.      Year of Priests: Workshop on Pastoral Management The two-day workshop held on ... Read More

Rehabilitation of Flood Victims and Diocesan Diamond Jubilee

1. Relief for flood victims: With a substantial contribution from Caritas India, the guidance from KROSS and the assistance from convents, institutions, friends and well wishers, we have been able to ... Read More

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Owen Kumar (40), brother of Fr. Deva Putra

 Sirigeri Mission met with an accident and passed away on 05.01.2016. Funeral was held on 06.01.2016 at St. Antony’s Church, Chikkahesarur, Raichur District. May his rest in peace! We pray ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Thursday, 7 January 2016

Wilfred Sequeira (63) bro-in-law of Sr. Vita Lobo

 Superior, St.Joseph’s of Tarbes Convent at Jagir Pannur, Raichur District passed away in Mangalore on 03.01.2016 . Funeral on 08.01.2016 at Urwa Church, Mangalore. May his rest in peace! We ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Thursday, 7 January 2016

Eveline Pinto (86) Sister of Fr. Maxim Rasquinha sj

pioneer of Manvi- Pannur Mission  passed on 03.01.2016 in Kadri Mangalore, Funeral was held on 04.01.2016 St.Sebastian Church, Bendur, Mangalore. May her rest in peace! We pray for the repose ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Thursday, 7 January 2016

Fr. John Peter Sathiaraj sdb (78),brother of Ms.Sugantha Saithiaraj

 Director, Mathe Maria Mahila Pragathi Dhama, Bellary, passed away on Jan 02,2016.The funeral was held on Jan03  in St. Lourdes Shrine, Perambur, Chennai. May his rest in peace! We pray ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Thursday, 7 January 2016

Chowriah (80), father of Rev. Fr. Lourdraj Alapatti

 passed away on Jan. 01, 2016. The funeral was held at on Jan. 02 at Guntur, Andrapradesh. May his rest in peace! We pray for the repose of the soul ... READMORE

Obituary | Bp Henry D'Souza | Thursday, 7 January 2016

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Bellary Arogya Mathe Shrine

Bellary-Mathe-small The Shrine of Bellary Arogya Mathe was blessed and dedicated on 8th September 2000 on the feast of the Nativity of our Blessed Mother Mary in memory of the great jubilee 2000 and the Golden Jubilee of the Diocese of Bellary


Diocesan Diamond Jubilee

This year is Diamond Jubilee of our Bellary Diocese.  It is completing 60 years in the service to God and His people.


Loss of Life and Property due to Flash Floods in Bellary Diocese

 Number of people affected : 151,934
Loss of life : 72
Villages affected : 1,296
Houses destroyed/damaged : 118,833
Relief being distributed to : 3,500 families
No. Catholic houses lost: 560
Number of medical camps held : 22