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Archbishop of Visakhapatnam

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Most Rev. Prakash Mallavarapu

(Do) we pray and wait for the Lord’s blessings…?

The present scenario of the second wave of Covid-19 Virus in our country and across the nations is causing so much anxiety, uncertainty, and insecurity. But, the battle with this deadly pandemic is going on as there is always that “hope” lingering in the deeper crevices of human hearts that this can be overcome. Believers and non-believers alike are sustained by this hope, even in the most hopeless or worst situations. Can we or should we not help one another to keep instilling hope and optimism, especially at a time like this, time of the second wave of the Covid- 19 Pandemic? We can and we should reach out to one another with hope and in charity!

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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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