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Karnataka Region Gets New Pastoral Centre at Bangalore

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BANGALORE, FEB. 09 (Fr. Franklyn D’Souza): A long standing dream of KRCBC (Karnataka Regional Catholic Bishops’ Council) fulfilled on Feb 9th. Archbishop Bernard Moras inaugurated and blessed the Regional Pastoral Centre in the presence of many Bishops.

In his presidential address Archbishop Moras invited the region to witness Christ by through love & service.
Bishop Amalraj of Ooty, Bishop Thomas Vazhapilly of Mysore, Bishop Aloysius Paul D’Souza of Mangalore, Bishop Henry D’Souza of Bellary, Bishop Gerald Lobo Bishop of Shimoga, Bishop Antonyswamy of Chickmangalur, Bishop Joseph of Bhadravathi, Bishop Peter Machado of Belgaum, Fr. Becket D'Souza, former Director of KROSS, Msgr. Jayanathan, Secretary of KRCBC, Rev. Fr Varghese Mattamana, Director of Caritas India were present.
In his felicitation speech Bishop Gerald Lobo Bishop of Shimoga lauded the efforts of Archbishop Bernard Moras in erecting the new structure for the pastoral centre.
Later Fr. Becket D’Souza, Fr. Peter Brank Director of the KROSS, Msgr. Siluvai Ignaci National Director of PMS, Fr. Varghese Mattamana, Mr. Thomas Manager of South India Bank, Mr. Michael Architect, Mr Joe and Mr. Arun Fernandes contractors were felicitated.

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