Bishop Henry D'Souza



Most Rev. Henry D'Souza
Bishop of Bellary

Bishop Henry D' Souza: Fourth Bishop of Bellary Diocese
Diocese Born: 9 September1949, Place: Kinnigoli, Mangalore Taluk
Most Rev. Henry D'Souza was elected as Bishop of Bellary on 15th March, 2008. He is the fourth bishop of the diocese of Bellary. At the time of his appointment, he was serving as an Executive Secretary at the headquarters of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India [CBCI] in New Delhi. He was consecrated Bishop on 12th June, 2008 at Bellary.

Other Supra - diocesan appointments:
Co-Chairman, CBCI Commission for Social Communications.
Served as Apostolic Administrator diocese of Shimoga: 15 October, 2012 - Mar 19,2014.
Chairman, Sandesha Foundation, Mangalore
Co-Chairman, National Institute of Communications [NISCORT]
Chairman, KRCBC Youth Commission
Chairman, KRCBC Commission for Social Communications
Chairman, United Christian Forum of Northern Karnataka Region
Alvas Nudi Siri Award for commendable service in Kannada language on the 3rd December 2017
Synod Father - XV Ordinary Synod of Bishops, Synod on Youth Oct 3-28,2018,Rome , theme- Youth People, the Faith, Vocational discernment

NEW INITIATIVES:
Sandesha College of Fine arts
Karnataka Regional Annual SANDESHA AWARDS
Children's KARAVALI CHITROSAVA( film festival)
TRIVENI SANGAMA ( Kannada, Konkani & Tulu writer's meet)
Career Advancement Program ( CAP India) for the Catholic Youth of India

In his episcopacy of 10 years, our bishop has started nine new Missions, eight new schools and a diocesan degree college in Raichur, a special school for the differently abled children in Bellary , New wing for senior Priests Home, an old age home for the poor, HIV rehabilitation Abahya Home for children at Amaravathi, TB Dam, Adyatma retreat center and Diocesan hostel at Raichur for the poor girls who are doing higher education. And he has initiated and facilitated to get funds from Christian Development Council, Government of Karnataka in order to renovate and extend many of our churches in cities and villages and to construct community halls. Housing scheme for the 2010 flood affected families . Nine Religious houses were founded.

He brought new life into lay leadership in the diocese.

The diocesan pastoral hand book has been brought out under his leadership in coordination with various committees and commissions.



Our Patron
St Anthony of Padua