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Bagdogra Bishop Thomas D'Souza Appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Calcutta

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altBELLARY, MAR 13: Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop Thomas D'Souza, till now Bishop of Bagdogra, as Coadjutor Archbishop of Calcutta.

This ecclesiastical provision was made public in Rome on Saturday 12 March 2011, at noon local time, corresponding to 16:30 hours, Indian Standard Time.

Bishop Thomas D'Souza is also appointed as Apostolic Administrator "ad nutum Sanctae Sedis" of the Diocese of Bagdogra.

Most Rev. Thomas D'Souza earlier belonged to the clergy of Darjeeling diocese and was ordained priest on 16 April 1977.  He was elected Bishop of Bagdogra on 14 June 1997 and consecrated on 25 January 1998.

 
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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