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Bishop Henry D’Souza

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Most Rev. Henry D'Souza

Bishop of Bellary

                   Bishop Henry D'Souza, the present Bishop of Bellary is the fourth Bishop of the Diocese. Pope Benedict XVI appointed Fr. Henry D’Souza, the then Executive Secretary of the CBCI Commission for Social Communications, New Delhi, as Bishop of Bellary Diocese on March 15, 2008. 

                   Earlier, he served as the Secretary, Proclamation and Communication Commission of Karnataka Regional Bishops’ Council (1989-2000). He was the Founder Director of SANDESHA Regional Institute of Communications (1989 –2000) and Director of Sandesha College of Fine Arts, Mangalore (1996-2000). Besides, he has been President of UNDA OCIC–India (Catholic Communicators’ Association), now Signis India (1986-1992) and Secretary, Signis - Asia (1989-1995).

                   Bishop Henry D’Souza was consecrated Bishop of Bellary on June 12, 2008.  Oswald Cardinal Gracias, Archbishop of Mumbai and President of CCBI, was the Chief Consecrator; Archbishop Bernard Moras of Bangalore and Bishop Aloysius Paul D'Souza of Mangalore were the Co-Consecrators. Thirty four Archbishops and Bishops from different parts of India attended the historic event.
                      Prsently, Bishop D'Souza is serving as:

                                                                          Chairman CBCI Youth Commission

                                                                          Chairman, CCBI Youth Commission

                                                                          Member, CBCI Commission for Social Communications

                                                                          Chairman, KRCBC Commission for Social Communications 

                                                                          Chairman, KRCBC Youth Commission

                                                                          Apostolic Administrator of Shimoga Diocese since Oct. 15, 2012- Mar19,2014


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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