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Catholic Priest Given International Award for Promoting Gandhian Values

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MUMBAI, NOV. 7 (Ancy S. D’Souza): Rev. Fr. Peter Dougherty honoured for promoting Gandhian values outside India Mumbai, Nov 7. A 75-year-old American national, who has been promoting Gandhian principles and ideals outside India for more than three decades, was honoured at the 32nd Jamnalal Bajaj Awards in the metropolis. Global council of Indian Christians (GCIC) has lauded Rev. Peter for his achievement and contributions to the humanity. Father Peter Dougherty from Michigan, a Catholic priest, peace activist and a specialist in non-violence received the 'International Award for promoting Gandhian values outside India' from the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation last evening at the Y B Chouhan Centre here. “I am honoured and humbled...This is an incredible privilege," said Doughtery, who has devoted almost 33 years of his life in support of abolition of nuclear weapons and forming a Shanti Sena to go into conflict zones in Bosnia, Middle East and Central America aiming at world peace. The awards constitute a trophy and a cash prize of Rs five lakh. Speaking on the occasion, Minal Bajaj, Director Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation, said, "It feels good that people living in both India and western countries follow Mahatma Gandhi's principles and ideologies.”

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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