Archbishop of Visakhapatnam

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Most Rev. Prakash Mallavarapu

Promoting Fraternal love and friendship for a renewed Humanity

Tutti Fratelli, all are brothers, is the title of the latest encyclical of the Holy Father Pope Francis released on 4th October, 2020, Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. The addressee is the Church as well as the entire world. As the title indicates the main message is about fraternity and social friendship, brotherhood and sisterhood, among all the human beings which need to be promoted and sustained by all - individuals, communities of faith, religions as a whole, political leadership, economists, social scientists, etc. All through the encyclical the voice of deep concern is felt for the human suffering that is still such a wide spread naked reality of today's society across the nations.

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His Holiness Pope Francis

The first Pope of the Americas Jorge Mario Bergoglio hails from Argentina. The 76-year-old Jesuit Archbishop of Buenos Aires is a prominent figure throughout the continent, yet remains a simple pastor who is deeply loved by his diocese, throughout which he has travelled extensively on the underground and by bus during the 15 years of his episcopal ministry.

“My people are poor and I am one of them”, he has said more than once, explaining his decision to live in an apartment and cook his own supper. He has always advised his priests to show mercy and apostolic courage and to keep their doors open to everyone. The worst thing that could happen to the Church, he has said on various occasions, “is what de Lubac called spiritual worldliness”, which means, “being self-centred”.

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Our Statistics

Catholic Population

114678

Parishes

75

Diocesan Priests

84

Religious Priests

64

Total Priests

148

Religious Sisters

596

Religious Brothers

5

Ecclesiastical Institutions

7

Colleges

4

Technical Schools

7

Professional Colleges

5

Hospitals

7

Boarding Home

24

Hostels

5

Publications

2

Kindergartens

28

Schools

70

Secondary Schools

37

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