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Bellary Christians “Run for Jesus”

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altaltBELLARY, April 7 (Sagayam): Hundreds of Bellary Christina participated in a 10 kilometers marathon called “Run for Jesus” on held on Holy Saturday, April 7, here at Bellary.

The marathon was flagged off by Bishop of Bellary Henry D’Souza from Bellary Arogya Mathe shrine. It wound through the streets of Bellary - via VIMs College, Tank Bund road, Mothi circle etc. concluding at the well known Wardhlaw College.

In his opening address Bishop urged the runners “to dedicate the marathon for the people suffering from acute hardship due to severe draught in northern Karnataka and for peace and prosperity of the people of India”.

Recalling the words of St Paul who stated “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness” (2 Tim 4: 7-8), Bishop urged the runners “to be sportive in promoting unity of all Christians”.

“People joined with great enthusiasm, with hearts Easter joy in their hearts and singing Halleluiah, praising the Risen Lord”, said the key organizer Praveen.

Fr. Chowrappa, vicar general of Bellary gave the concluding message and B.I. Kiran of Aradhana Broadcasting International Pvt. Ltd. facilitated the program.  

 
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