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Yuvojanotsava Held in Bellary; Youth Joyfully Committed to be Agents of Good News

BELLARY, OCT 19-22: Over 300 youth enthusiastically participated in the Diocesan Youth Convention held on Oct.19-22, 2017 at St. Anthony’s Community Centre, Cantonment Bellary. It was well represented from the three district of Bellary diocese namely Bellary, Raichur and Koppal districts. At the inauguration of the four days youth festival Bishop Henry D Souza, Bishop of Bellary and National and Karnataka ... Read More

Bellary Diocese Religious Dedicate to Pastoral Ministry

BELLARY, 24 SEPT, 2017.Head of Institutions and Religious Houses of the Diocese of Bellary gathered for their annual meeting at Bishop’s House, Bellary on 24th September 2017 reflected on the integration into the pastoral life of the Diocese.   There were 53 participants from the various Religious houses/ institutions of the diocese.   Bishop Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Bellary presented the highlights and the ... Read More

Large Gathering Witnessed Renovation and Extension of the Church at Sirwar

RAICHUR, SEP 6, 2017:Hundreds rejoiced the dedication of the renovated and extended church at Sirwar, Raichur district.   Bishop Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Bellary dedicated Holy Cross Church for the glory of God and worship purposes.   In his homily the Bishop reminded “the majesty of the Church building is a symbol of the Spiritual temple which is built by living stones the souls ... Read More

Newly Built School Building of Mount Carmel School Inaugurated

GURUGUNTA, AUG 14, 2017:Newly built Mount Carmel School, Gurugunta was declared open by Member of Legislative Council, Lingasugur Constituency, Sri Manappa D Vajjal  Aug. 14,2017 at Gurugunta, Lingasugur Taluk  in Raichur district. Bishop of Bellary Henry D’Souza blessed the building. In his message Bishop D’Souza  said“Catholic Diocese of Bellary through BDBE is committed to impart education to this most backward area ... Read More

Abhaya Home For Special Children Opened Near TB Dam

AMARAVATHI, TB DAM/ HOSPET, 10 AUG 2017:  Abaya Home for the special children was blessed and declared open on August 10 in Amaravati village, T.B. Dam, near Hospet town. Bishop Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Bellary blessed the new building and dedicated it to the special children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. President of JSW Mr. Rajshekhar Pattana Shetty declared the new home ... 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