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Archbishop of Visakhapatnam

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Most Rev. Prakash Mallavarapu

We have to get on with life, be safe and assist others too...!

"Take care and be safe," are the words we are constantly hearing since the outbreak of the Covid-19 Corona virus pandemic. Rich or poor, young or old, believers or non-believers, all are advised because life is precious. We cannot live life any way we like if we want to be secure and safe, happy and peaceful. But, can we take care of everything about life? No, but there are a lot of things we can take care to be safe and secure. We have to get on with life trying the best way possible to protect our life and others' life as well!

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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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