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New Kurugodu Church Dedicated; Bishop Urges to Uphold Human Dignity

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BaltELLARY, JAN 23: The newly built church of Christ the Redeemer was inaugurated and dedicated by Bishop of Bellary Henry D’Souza on Jan. 21 at Kurugodu, near Bellary.

In his homily Bishop D’Souza recalled the words of Saint Paul: "Let each man take care how he builds. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ" (1 Cor 3:10-11).

Quoting Pope Benedict XVI, Bishop stated: “The Lord Jesus is the stone which supports the weight of the world, which maintains the cohesion of the Church and brings together in ultimate unity all the achievements of mankind”.

Reminding that a dedicated church building is a “sacrament” of Christ and the Church, Bishop reminded: “The people of God gather together to worship God in a dedicated place to be nourished by God’s Word and to be fed with the Body of Christ!”

As Christian faithful are “living temples of the Holy Spirit”, Bishop D’Souza urged al “to live a life worthy of God’s indwelling and to respect the dignity of all human as God’s Spirit dwells in them”.

Kurugodu is one of the ancient towns of Bellary District. It is known for its ancient Hindu temple and various religious celebrations.

Late Bishop Joseph D’Silva inaugurated the then new mission of Kurugodu in 2004.

Fr. PR Augustine took leadership to build the new church. Fr Albert D’Silva has been the parish priest of Kurugodu for over 18 months now and ably assisted in the completion of the church building.Frs. Augustine and Albert were honoured by the Bishop at the end of the programme in recognition of their hard work.

Many priests, religious and lay faithful enthusiastically participated in the programme.

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