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Bishop Emeritus of Amravati Joseph Rosario Dies

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altBELLARY, AUG. 01: The first Bishop of Amravati Diocese in Maharashtra Joseph Albert Rosario msfs left us for his heavenly abode on Sunday 31st of July 2011 at 11.25 a.m.

He was born on 30th May 1915 and ordained priest on 29th September 1944. He was appointed Bishop of Amravati on 8th May 1955 and consecrated Bishop on 13th November 1955.


He retired from active pastoral ministry in 1995 at the age of 80. Thereafter, he celebrated his Golden Jubilee of Episcopal Ordination on 13th November 2005.


His funeral will be held at the St Francis Xavier cathedral, Amravati on Aug. 2. May His Soul rest in Peace!

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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