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Mangalore: 'Divine Word' TV Channel to be Launched on December 22

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (VM)

Mangalore, Dec 16: Divine Word, the first Catholic Religious 24x7 channel and website www.divineword.in of Mangalore and Udupi diocese will be inaugurated at Milagres Church premises on December 22.

Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore will inaugurate the channel and the website.

The main aim of the channel is to reach out to all Christians under one forum and to build a Christ-centered multicultural community with love, peace and justice.

Along with telecasting programmes like Holy Mass, Word of God, Novena, Catholic activities, news, Bible stories, youth programmes, adoration, church choir, Faith band and retreat, the channel will also promote charitable activities such as aiding the needy, education of poor children, providing medical assistance, shelter for the aged and the homeless and so on.

The channel is the brainchild of Stephen Mendes. Other than excelling in the field of education as chairman of Western Institute of Technology, he is also a partner in V4 Media and chairman of Mendes constructions.

Speaking on his latest venture, he said the new channel would act as a voice of all Christians. "It is also an opportunity for those who cannot visit the church to listen to the word of god. I am sure I can take this channel ahead with the help of religious heads and the Christian community," he said.

Commenting on the aim of the channel, he said it is not meant for entertainment. "I do not expect any return from this channel, instead I want to spread the word of god," he said.


Stephan Mendes

Bishop Aloysius Paul D’Souza also expressed his happiness over taking such an intiative and said, "The channel will be a medium to spread god’s message. Just as all other religions make use of electronic media to spread their religion, Divine Word will be especially meant for Christians. Hence we should make optimum use of this benefit," said the Bishop.

He asked people to make use of the channel whenever they were free and thus be close to god.

"The channel will also introduce our religion to others and will be useful to unite with other communities, he added, lauding the initiative of Stephen Mendes and wished him good luck in his endeavour.

Divine Word managing committee

The Divine Word managing committee members consist of Walter Stephen Mendes as president, David Frank Fernandes as vice-president, Florence Mendes as honorary secretary and Magdalene Mendes, Ivan Johnson Mendes, Arun Mendes, Lionel Noronha, and William Rebello as directors.

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  • manoj , dandeli

    Thu, Dec 27 2012

    Which network provider will telecast this channel. For example I have videocon d2h at my home has this provider registered pls revert

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  • akosn, mangalore

    Mon, Dec 24 2012

    IT WAS AWSOME I LOVED IT

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  • cinthiya roshan serrao, taccode

    Sun, Dec 23 2012

    hi stev brthr congradulation nd wish u all the best

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  • Walt Lobo, Mangalore/Canada

    Wed, Dec 19 2012

    Good News for the Konkan Christians, indeed a 2013 Bonus to the year of Faith !DWTV may reach every home like EWTN of US ! All the best Mendes team !

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  • John, Hyderabad

    Wed, Dec 19 2012

    Congrats to Stephen Mendes,May God bless your effort.May the word of God bless all.

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  • Kurt Waschnig, Oldenburg Germany

    Tue, Dec 18 2012

    What a good news! I copied and saved the link on my laptop and look forward to the Telecasting programmes. The objectives of Divine World are commendable.
    The main aim of the channel is to reach out to all Christians under one forum and to build a Christ-centered multicultural community with love, peace and justice.
    "Divine World" TV Channel will be launched on December 22, two days before Christmas.
    Especially now we need love, peace and justice.
    I wish you all the best for your work.


    Best regards


    Kurt Waschnig Oldenburg Germany


    e-mail: oldenburg1952@yahoo.de

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  • Austin.Prabhakar, Jaligudde Bajal Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 18 2012

    I Wish you oll Best New Tv Channel Divine word Thank you

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  • Fr.Vincent D'Souza, Bela- Kasargod

    Tue, Dec 18 2012

    Congratulations dear stephan . We are with you. God Bless you.

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  • J.F.D'SOUZA, ATTAVAR,MANGALORE

    Tue, Dec 18 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS MR.STEPHEN MENDES FOR STARTING THE DIVINE WORD CHANNEL AT THE RIGHT MOMENT DURING X'MAS. WHEN ALL OTHERS HAVE THEIR RESPECTIVE CHANNEL WE HAVE NONE AND OUR DREAM HAS BEEN FULFILLED NOW. KUDOS TO YOU MENDES AND YOUR TEAM.

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  • .fr.Stany B.Lobo, Barkur/Kallianpur

    Tue, Dec 18 2012

    Dear Steavan and co.-congratualtios and every success in the bold step taken in the world of Media.May ur efforts bear fruit abandantly and the message of child Jesus may reach everyone.God bless you all.FR.Stany.

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  • Vincent Mascarenhas, Moodbidri

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    Congratulations Mr Stephan Mendes ....I wish you all the very best....

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  • Mark Denis Dsouza, Niddodi/Sharjh,U.A.E.

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    Good news,I have seen many senior citizens watching and enjoying the spiritual activities on T.V. channels,as they can't attend any services in church,this will another privilage to our both Diocese,I wish all the best n Gods blessings who work for it.
    Mark Denis Dsouza

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  • Fr Praveen Amrith, Kundapur

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    Congratulations to you dear Mr Stephen. It's the need of the hour. All the best

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  • A. S. Mathew, U.S.A.

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    Hearty congrtulations and prayers for the "Divine word T.V. channel".
    As the humanity has departed far away from divine issues to the material world, we are faced with far more greater social problems and crimies every day. May GOD richly bless this programme to touch the lives of thousnds of people every day. The first challending statement to the devil which Jesus has proclaimed after 40 days of HIS fasting was
    " It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of GOD". Mathew 4:4. Luke 4:4. Bible.

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  • Rohan, Vamanjoor

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    Congratulations and all the very best to Divine Word Tv. Its a great initiative by Mr.Stephan Mendes. May god bless his efforts towards this channel.

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  • Fr. Anthony Raj, Rome

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    Congratulations and best wishes! A great and bold move indeed to spread the Word of God in the year of faith and the era of new evangelization!

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  • Fr William Menezes, Bishop's House,Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    Dear Stephen, congratulations.May God bless you for the good work you have taken up.Wish you all the best.

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  • Joe Colaco, Bangalore

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    Great initiative by Mr. Mendes. This is will be a boon for many catholics who are thirsting for God's word. I thank Mr. Mendes and team for their novel idea and efforts. Congratulations Mr. Mendes and all who are with hin in this project.

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  • Jessy & Elias, Udupi / Jeddah

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    All the very best Stephen, keep up the good work.God Bless You and your family !

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  • Prescilla Fernandes, Gurpur

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    Congrats Mr Mendes for giving great news.We hope to view more konkani Holy Mass spiritual programmes for our sr citizens who cannot visit church.By the way will it be telcast by D2h channels?..

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  • Denzil Fernandes, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    Well done, Stephen Mendes. You are sharing your wealth by spreading the Word of God in a unique way. May God Bless You and your family.

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    While congratulating the Committee members 'Divine Word' TV Channel, first of all, hope the committee members will be role model to the society and live as per the teaching of the Lord. I do agree every human being has weakness and limitations.

    A word of cautious to all believers. Any of those preachers who preach tithes or donations/money, be careful as well as any Commercial transactions. Be wise. Look around, one will find many false preachers too.

    Word of God is freely received and it to be shares freely. While spreading Word of God, there is no competition. ONLY THOSE WHO ARE CALLED will be able to sow good seed and reap good crop.

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  • Fr Franklin D'Souza, Paladka/ Delhi

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    Dear Mr. Stephan Mendes CONGRATULATIONS and all the best. with your leadership i am sure this CHANNEL will become a great success. May God bless whole team.

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  • CYRIL MASCARENHAS, KIREM/MIRA ROAD/DUBAI

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    CONGRATES MR STEPHEN.GOOD NEWS FOR US.GOD BLESS YOU.

    CYRIL MASCARENHAS.KIREM MIRA ROAD/DUBAI

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  • VickyMangalore/israel,

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    'Praise The Lord" congrats stepan mendis.God Bless U....!

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  • SHANTI EDWARD, MANGALORE/DUBAI

    Mon, Dec 17 2012


    CONGRATULATIONS AND ALL THE BEST

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  • clara helen, Mangalore, Oman

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    It's a great news, hats off to Stephan for taking this initiative! God bless u in all yr endevours n all d best!

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  • Alex, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    This will help to set up some recollections back to our heavenly abode, than watching dirty and titilating soap serials, all day long.
    Atleast will help with our final journey, all have to go through.

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  • Vivek, Udupi

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    Another feather on the cap of Christian community of Canara. Hope this will inspire other communities to come up with similar programmes to bring about common understanding of each others faiths and teachings

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  • Fr. Vincent V. Menezes, Cascia

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    All the best dear Mr. Stephen Mendes. May JESUS, the WORD made flesh, born for us, bless you and grant the graces of the Holy Spirit to all who are involved in spreading the GOOD NEWS OF SALVATION.Fr. Vincent V. Menezes, Cascia.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, M'LORE/BAHRAIN

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    Congrats to Stephen Mendes & it's a good news to us mangalorean catholics. Keep going...we are with you.

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  • BRYAN BRAGGS BIJEI, MANGALORE

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS STEPHEN MENDES ON STARTING THIS RELIGIOUS CHANNEL ITS A GOOD OPPURTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO LISTEN TO WORD OF GOD DURING THEIR LEISURE PERIOD REALLY A NOBLE ACT GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY AND YOUR FAMILY TOO

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  • nirmal, mangalore

    Mon, Dec 17 2012

    It's a great news for the people of Mangalore diocese.People espeially, aged and bedridden sick can veiw and listen the WORD OF GOD from their home.May God Bless this chanel.

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