Administrator's Message

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Most Rev. Dr. Jaya Rao Polimera

The Pastor Speaks .....

Dear Fathers, Brothers, Sisters and People of God

As we enter the month of June, we find ourselves in a season of significant transitions. The results of the recent elections have brought about the formation of governments at both the centre and state levels after the General elections and Assembly elections. This period canevokearangeofemotionsandreactionswithinpeople. We cannot remain apolitical. We should involve in the joys and struggles of peoples. It is our duty to heal the wounds that might have been inflicted on people due to racist remarks thoughtless provocations. It is during such times that we are called to turn to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for guidance and strength.

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Pope

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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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