Karnataka Regional Pastoral Centre Inaugurated at Bangalore

Jessie Rodrigues, Bangalore

Bangalore, Aug 11: The new edifice of the Karnataka Regional Pastoral Centre was blessed by the Archbishop of Bangalore, Dr Bernard Moras on August 9, 2012 at Bangalore.

The Centre will house 18 regional Commissions of Karnataka.

In his address, the Archbishop highlighted the importance of spreading the Lord’s message loud and clear to every nook and corner of Karnataka. He thanked all those who shouldered the responsibility of erecting the structure, especially Fr Peter Brank for his relentless service to the centre and his keen interest in completing the new building in record time. He wished that more and more people benefit from the infrastructure to plan their activities for spread of faith.
The Centre was inaugurated by the Bishop of Shimoga and the Bishop elect of the new Diocese of Udupi, Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo. He thanked the Archbishop for his genuine interest in and strong determination for establishing the new Regional Pastoral Centre.
Among those who addressed the audience were Bishop of Mysore, Dr Thomas Vazapilly and Bishop of Chikmagalur, Dr Anthoniappa. Several Priests, Religious Sisters and Laity from across Karnataka graced the occasion.
Sr Genevieve felicitated the Archbishop on the occasion of his birthday. She also felicitated Fr Faustine Lobo and Fr Peter Brank, Director of the Regional Pastoral Centre and KROSS. Among the others who were felicitated on the occasion were architects, engineers, contractors involved in the establishment of the Centre.
 Fr Ronald Cardoza compered the programme and Fr Lourdusamy welcomed the dignitaries and introduced them to the audience. Fr Joseph Mari led the prayer session.
The Kannada version of the latest letter of the Holy Father Pope Benedict VI, ‘Porta Fidei’ was released on the occasion by the Archbishop. He called on all to keep the flame of faith alive in Karnataka.
Finally, the Director of KROSS and the Regional Pastoral Centre, Fr Peter Brank, proposed the vote of thanks.

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  • Arun Fernandes, Mangalore/ Bangalore

    Mon, Aug 13 2012

    It is indeed a great achievement of the Bishops of the Karnataka Region spearheaded by our own beloved Arch Bishop Most Rev Dr Bernard Moras who has been an inspiration to many great ideas and their successful implementation..
    A special mention of Most Rev Gerald Lobo and to Rev Fr. Peter Brank for his untiring efforts and cooperation in putting up this edifice to the expectations of the KRCBC.....The first Regional Pastoral Center of India is from Karnataka and I am indebted to all for making me a part of the construction of this landmark edifice... May this idea that has sprout become a guiding force and a help to the nation in its own way....Go Bless

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  • Pritum D'Souza, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Aug 11 2012

    Thanks to Daijiworld for making known Regional Pastoral Centre to the readers of your esteemed new letter.Make the centre be of benefit to people of diocese, nation and the world.Congrats to all concerned who had made it possible.

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  • Fr. Faustine L. Lobo, Bantwal/Bangalore

    Sat, Aug 11 2012

    Thank you Daijiworld.com for the news about the Regional Pastoral Centre. You identify the newsworthiness of the news and are highlighting the right news. This Pastoral Centre is for the Region of Karnataka and it will benefit all the 14 Dioceses of Karnataka in capacitating all the Commissions at both the State and the Diocesan levels, which in turn capacitate the people. God bless you Mr. Walty.

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  • Fr Peter, bangalore

    Sat, Aug 11 2012

    Thanks to Daijiworld for posting the News. May the Centre be a good maeans to serve the people and for the nation building. Congrats to all concerned

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