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Archbishop Pennacchio appointed Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal

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NEWalt DELHI, MAY 10, 2010 (CBCI News): Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio has been appointed Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal on May 8, 2010. He succeeds Archbishop Pedro Lopez Quintana.

He was born in Marano (Naples) Italy on 7 September 1952. He was ordained a priest on 18 September 1976. He holds a Doctorate in Philosophy and entered into the Diplomatic Service of the Holy See on 15 April, 1979.

He served in the Apostolic Nunciature in Panama, Ethiopia, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, Yugoslavia and Ireland. On 28 November, 1998, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Rwanda and on 20 September 2003, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Thailand, Singapore and Cambodia, and Apostolic Delegate in Myanmar, Laos, Malaysia and Brunei.

He speaks English, French and Spanish.

 

 
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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

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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.

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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