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01.  Diocesan College of Consulters

Bishop Henry D’Souza

Vicar General (Fr. P.R. Paul Raj A.)

Diocesan Finance Officer (Fr. Sam Nalan)

Fr. Walter Menezes

Fr. NA Vincent

Fr. Maxim Dias

Fr. Yagappa

02. Diocesan Finance Council

Bishop Henry D’Souza

Diocesan Finance Officer (Fr Sam Nalan)

Former DFO ( Fr. Anthonyraj P.)

Diocesan Estate Manager (Fr. Yagappa)

Mr. John Thomas (Cantonment)

Ms. Shighy (Dy. Fin. Officer)

Mr. Raju Balraju (Fort)

03. Council of Deans

President            : Bishop Henry D’ Souza

Vice President    : Fr. P. R. Paul Raj A. (Vicar General)

Bellary Dean      : Fr. Y. S. Peter

Hospet Dean      : Fr. Pushparaj P.

Koppal Dean      : Fr. Sebastian Conrad,  msfs

Lingsugur Dean : Fr. Herold Pinto

Raichur Dean     : Fr. Mark Paul Moras

Sindhanur Dean : Fr. O. Vincent

04. Diocesan Council of Priests

President: Bishop Henry D'Souza

Vice President: Fr. P. R. Paul Raj A. (Vicar General)

Secretary: Fr. O. Vincent

Jt. Secretary: Fr. Ivan Pinto

Chancellor (Fr. Charles D'Souza)

Diocesan Finance Officer (Fr. Sam Nalan)

Judicial Vicar (Fr. N.A. Vincent)

Rector of Deeksha Bhavan (Fr. Loud Raj)

Commissions Coordinator (Fr. Maxim Dias)

Deans Rep. (Fr. Y. S. Peter)

Fr. Archibald Correa (Rep. Senior Priests)

Fr. Charles D'Souza

Fr. Lourdu Marianna

Fr. John Peter

Fr. Aruliah  N. L.

Fr. Leo Michael

Fr. Robert Paul

Fr. Anand Kumar

Fr. Anand Yemmi

Fr. Paul A.

Fr. Anthonyraj ofm cap (Rep. of Religious)

Fr. Chourappa Y.

Fr. Yagappa

05. Diocesan Pastoral Council

President                 : Bishop Henry D’Souza

I Vice President       : Vicar General: Fr. P. R. Paul Raj A.

II Vice President      : Mr. Felix Braganza, Fort

Secretary                : Ms. Anthoniamma, Cathedral

Jt. Secretary           : Ms. Jaya Seelan, Pothnal


Chancellor (Fr. Charles D'Souza)           Diocesan Finance Officer (Fr. Sam Nalan)

Judicial Vicar (Fr. N.A. Vincent)              Bellary Dean (Fr. Y. S. Peter)

Hospet Dean (Fr. Pushparaj P.)              Koppal Dean (Fr. Sebastian Conrad, msfs)

Lingsugur Dean (Fr. Herold Pinto)          Raichur Dean (Fr. Paul Mark Moras)

Sindhanur Dean ( Fr. O. Vincent)

CP Secretary (Fr. O. Vincent)                 Christian Life (Fr. Amal)

Evangelization (Fr. Basil Raj)                  Education (Fr. M. D. Vincent)

Higher Education (Fr. M.S. Irudayaraj)    Social Development (Fr. Chowrappa Y .)

Laity & Youth    (Fr. Prem Kumar OFM)  HR & Personnel (Fr. Lourd Raj)

Communications/ Ecu (Fr. A. Sunil)        Women Commission (Sr. Luciana CSJ)

Dn Estate Manager (Fr. Devane Sam) Diocesan Sponsorship (Fr. O. Vincent)

CRI President (Sr. Shalini, RGS)            CRI Secretary (Sr. Regina, fs)

President-ICYM (Mr. Augustine)             CAB (Mr. Jerald V.)

Legion of Mary (Ms. Helen Ravikumar)  Mr. Chinnappa [Siruguppa/Bellary]

Mr. Selvaraj [CB/Bellary]                         Ms. Regina Reddy [CB/Bellary]

Mr. Shantha Kumar [Hospet]                  Mr. Ambrose [Hampi/Hospet]

Ms. V.S. Rosy [Kampli/Hospet]               Mr. Mariappa Kushtagi [Kushtagi]

Ms. Philomena [Koppal]                          Mr. Ashok Bhati (Lingsugur/Mudgal]

Mr. Rayappa [Lingsugur/Maski]              Mr. Anil Kumar [Manvi/Raichur]

Mr. Selvaraj M. [Burma Camp]                Mr. Paul Pinto [Shaktinagar/Raichur]

Mr. Chowrappa Huvinbavi, Sindhanur    Mrs. Celine C.K., CCK

Mrs. Rosy Raju, Hospet                          Mrs. Rufina Braganza, Fort


06. Ecclesiastical Court

Judicial Vicar               : Fr. N.A. Vincent

Defender of the Bond  : Fr. Jaya Raj Putti.

Notary                         :  Ms Lourd Sagaya Mary

07. Special Consultants:

Financial Adviser : Mr. Mark D’ Souza, Chartered Accountant

Legal Adviser       : Mr. Patrick D’ Souza, Advocate


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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