Archbishops Message

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Most Rev. Dr. Prakash Mallavarapu

The journey (s) of the Holy Family and Church journeying together…!

The New Year just about to commence tells us of the progress of time and tells us human beings that the journey is crossing one more mile stone. And the journey continues till the point of departure occasioned by the inevitable death to come. Meanwhile the journey of life has to continue not just mechanically drifting along the current, but with deliberate and personal involvement guided by a vision and a goal to reach. For us Christian believers it is God and His Incarnate Son, Jesus Christ who direct and guide us. How do we listen and how we understand this God who keeps revealing Himself and His plan for our life?

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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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