Monday, May 15, 2006

Mangalore: Bishop Aloysius' Episcopal Decennial

Celebrating 10 Fruitful Years As Bishop

Wishes to Most Rev. Aloysius Paul D'Souza, Bishop of Mangalore on his decennial episcopal jubilee

Aloysius Paul D'Souza

Bishop of Mangalore

Today, i.e., 15 May 2006, Bishop Aloysius Paul D'Souza will completes 10 years as Bishop.

Most. Rev. Aloysius Paul D'Souza who hails from Bantwal was born on 21st June 1941. His priestly ordination took place on 3rd December 1966, the feast of St. Francis Xavier, Apostle of the Indies. 30 years into his priesthood, he was ordained Bishop on 15th May 1996 and served as the Auxilliary Bishop of Mangalore. Following the sudden and untimely demise of Bishop Basil Salvadore D'Souza on teacher's day (5th September) the same year, Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius P. D'Souza was appointed Mangalore Bishop on 18th December, 1996.

Bishop Aloysius D'Souza, a doctorate in Canon Law, has the distinction of being the first Indian Priest to serve as advocate in the Sacred Roman Rota, the highest appeals court in the Church.

The personality of Bishop Aloysius is best summed up in his own motto, "With the Compassion of Jesus Christ".

The Konkani Catholics family wishes the Bishop a happy decennial episcopal jubilee.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I do congratulate Bishop Aloysius Paul D'Souza, who was my classmate in Rome. We used to go on well. I met him several times for the meetings of the bishops.
I taught biblical exegesis and sociology in the Patriarchal Seminary of Rachol, Goa, and am working also as a Secretary of the Theological and Doctrinal Commission of the Conference of the Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI). I am quite indebted to Bishop Aloysius for his friendship. May the diocese of Mangalore prosper and grow!
Fr.Dr.Ivo da ConceiƧao Souza (Holy Spirit Church, Margao, Goa 403601)