Archbishops Message

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Most Rev. Dr. Prakash Mallavarapu

A "New Community," the "followers of the way!"

At Easter celebrations we the members of the Church, the People of God are offered the joy of renewing our Baptismal life. Those of us who truly renewed our baptismal promises are supposed to live a new life in Christ. A fresh beginning to live as baptized people. It is both personal and communitarian. This newness has to be evident to ourselves in our personal life and in the community in the new initiatives we take to implement the teachings of our faith in 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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