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21 Couples Enter Into Wedlock At Bellary

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BELLARY, MAY 13: 21 couples got into wedlock at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Hire Naganoor on May 13.

Bishop of Bellary Henry D’Souza presided over the Eucharist Celebration and blessed the couples.

Bishop urged the newly-wed “always to treat each other with respect and honor, to love each other sincerely and to build good families”.

Bishop D’Souza urged the new couples “to keep away from harmful life-style

and work together to come out of their economic backwardness through hard work and deep trust in God”.

“Daily family prayer and reading of the Word of God will ensure success in family life”, added Bishop D’Souza.

Of the 21 newly married couples, 10 from Hire Naganoor parish, 3 from Pothnal, 3 from Kavital, 3 from Hutti, 1 each from Deodurga and Lingasuguru.

Over five thousand people witnessed the colourful ceremony and participated in the community meal.

Bishop lauded the initiative of Fr. Gnanaprakasam, the parish priest of Hirenaganoor parish and thanked him for the hrad work put in for the noble cause of helping the poor families by organizing the community celebration of wedding.

Bishop D’Souza also honoured the donors and thanked the public for their generous contributions, which helped in defraying the expenses.

The Hirenaganoor parish organized the community celebration of wedding for the second time successfully.

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