Archbishop of Visakhapatnam

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Most Rev. Prakash Mallavarapu

“For the renewing grace received, We Sing alleluia”

We have many festivals and festivities that we as a Christian Community celebrate and naturally there are external expressions and manifestations of the meaning and joy of celebrating the particular feast. But, not all festivals are the same. Though there is the need of personal involvement and participation in the feasts, some festivals demand more involvement as the celebration is connected directly to one’s life with God and for God! Easter celebration, coming at the close of the Holy season of Lent, is one such annual feast which requires of the believers a high degree of personal involvement and participation.

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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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