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Bishop Emeritus of Varanasi Patrick D'Souza is no more


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Varanasi, Oct 16: Bishop Patrick Paul D' Souza, bishop Emeritus of Diocese of Varanasi passed away on Thursday October 16 at 9.45 a.m.

Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 18 in Varanasi.


Bishop Patrick with his brother Liyab's family in Mangalore

Bishop Patrick Paul D’Souza was born on April 28, 1928 at Bendur in Mangalore as one among 15 children to his parents. He had joined the minor seminary at Ajmer at the age of only 12 years. Bishop Patrick did his college and Latin studies in Ajmer before proceeding to Mangalore for Philosophy studies at Jeppu Seminary. For his Theology, he was sent to Rome in 1950.

He was ordained a priest on December 20, 1953. The bishop did doctorate in Sacred Theology in 1956.

In Ajmer, he was the Principal of a College and from there he was appointed as the Secretary General of the CBCI (Catholic Bishops Conference of India).

He was nominated as Bishop of newly created Varanasi Gorakhpur on June 5, 1970 and ordained as Bishop on August 8, 1970. He was the youngest Bishop to be appointed at that time.

Besides heading the diocese, he served the church in India in several capacities. He was the Chairman for the CBCI Commission for Social Communications, and has been instrumental in the founding of the National Institute of Social Communications, Research and Training (NISCORT).

After 37 years of pastoral services, he had retired as bishop on February 24, 2007. Well known Konkani poet Leo D’Souza from Bendur, Mangalore is the brother of the deceased bishop.


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  • nelson flavia mascarenhas, mangalore/mumbai

    Sat, Oct 18 2014

    may his soul rest in peace

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  • Sister Savina, Mission Sisters of Ajmer

    Sat, Oct 18 2014

    It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Bishop Patrick D'souza. On behalf of the Congregation of the Mission Sisters of Ajmer I express my sincere condolences on his passing away. He has been very dear to the heart of every Mission Sister and we have experienced his fatherly love and concern having served as a mentor to a number of our Sisters. We have lost a true missionary and a great spiritual personality.

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  • Irene Mendonca, Mangalore - Peru

    Sat, Oct 18 2014

    May His soul Rest in Peace. He was an exemplary person for all.

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  • Dr. Cajetan Coelho, Goa, India

    Sat, Oct 18 2014

    Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let your perpetual light shine upon Bishop Patrick Paul D'Souza.

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  • HUBERT ARANHA, MANGALORE/DUBAI

    Fri, Oct 17 2014

    WE ARE VERY SAD TO HEAR ABOUT THE NEWS. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE .
    HEARTFELT SYMPATHIES TO ALL THE FAMILY MEMBERS.

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  • Denzil Goveas, Mangalore/Bahrain

    Fri, Oct 17 2014

    Dear Mary Aunty, Judy, Joyce, Sandeep, Fr. Sudhir and members of the bereaved family.
    Heartfelt condolences to you on the sad demise of Bishop Patrick.
    May his soul Rest In peace.
    Denzil Goveas & family.

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  • Sr. Shanti Rodrigues SRA, Moodbidri/ Austria

    Fri, Oct 17 2014

    Hearfelt condolences to his family members, thank you so much for all the help you have done to our Congregation. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Antony Cony D Souza, Karkala / Qatar

    Fri, Oct 17 2014

    Dear Bishop Bishop Ignatius D' Souza, Bareilly

    In a nutshell you have described 'Patrikthe Bishop' shortly, truly and sweetly. This is called true Priesthood spirit while we do not find in others who are in deep slumber. Birds, animals mourn one of their death openly expressing their real grief while this is not the case with all the human beings.

    Bishop Patrick, a priest from a humble origin from Bendur and raised by God to be consecrated in 1970 and appointed as the first Bishop of Varanasi, was God’s right choice worked His mission through him.
    Acknowledging others virtue is a visible sign that God works in him too and you will too accomplish greater works of God as the Bishop of Bareilly. Praise the Lord.

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  • fr. fulgence bage, O.Praem, holy family church adhartal, jabalpur

    Fri, Oct 17 2014

    very sad news,he was great personality. may his soul rest in peace. heartfelt condolences to his relatives & family members.

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  • Christopher D'Souza & fly, Bendur, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 17 2014

    Dear Marybai, Judy, Joyce, Sandeep, Fr. Sudhir and members of the bereaved family.

    Heartfelt condolences to you on the sad demise of Bishop Patrick.
    May his soul Rest In peace.

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  • Gerry D'Mello & fly, Bendur / Canada

    Fri, Oct 17 2014

    While looking at his missionary work on earth in spreading love of Christ we are sure he is enjoying his eternal award in heaven. Bishop Patrik, you truly lived a saintly life on earth. Now pray for us to follow your footsteps!

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  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Fri, Oct 17 2014

    Bishop Emeritus of Varanasi, Patrick D'Souza has served his Catholic Diocese with lot of affection and dedication, has been popular among the Catholic faithfuls. Of his many achievements, the Cathedral at Varanasi, more to North Indian Design was built during his tenure has been a main attraction of this city. We pray that Bishop Patrick D' Souza's soul Rest In Peace.

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  • Menezes Family , venur/mumbai

    Fri, Oct 17 2014

    Our heartfelt condolences to Bishop's family and diocese of Varanasi.May Bishop Patrick's soul Rest In Peace.

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  • Sr leeda, Bellore-Denmark

    Fri, Oct 17 2014

    Very sad news,we lost a great good shepherd.my heartfelt symphaties to all the bereved Family members.May His Soul Rest In Peace.

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  • Bishop Ignatius D' Souza, Bareilly

    Fri, Oct 17 2014

    The Church of North India is mourning the loss of Bishop Patrick D’Souza of the Diocese of Varanasi. Bishop Patrick served his diocese since his consecration in 1970 with distinction and dedication. He was an able theologian with a remarkable intellect. He will be best remembered for his energy and mission. He gave purpose and direction to his diocese and inspired those around him to do great things. He was also a man with a sense of joy who could lift us all with his sense of humor. We will miss him deeply.May he rest in peace.

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  • Pearl Fernandes nee Rego, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    Dear A.Mary,Judy,Joyce,Sandeep and Sudhir,
    Please accept our deepest sympathies.May his soul rest in peace.
    Pearl,Gilroy,Galvin&Grissel.

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  • Fr. Donald De Souza, Lucknow

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    Bishop Patrick D'Souza was primarily responsible for making the Church in Uttar Pradesh and in north India in general a truly incarnated Church, incarnated into the very soil of North India! May the Lord reward him with paradise!

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  • rtn michael mathias shirva rotary, pilar shirva

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    very sad news.may his soul rest in peace.

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  • Fr. Roque D'Costa, Vaaranasi

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    A great visionary of the Church has gone to receive his hard earned reward. May the good Lord grant him a worthy one. RIP

    Fr. Roque D'Costa

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  • Fr Felix Monteiro, Badyar/ Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    MAY THE SOUL OF EMERITUS BISHOP VALERIAN D'SOUZA REST IN PEACE. HE DEDICATED HIS LIFE TO VARANASI DIOCESE BEING A GOOD SHEPHERD.

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  • Sr Doreen and Sisters, Somarpann, Derlakatte

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    Dear Bishop, you were a very fine person. Thank you for being a kind hearted Shepherd. We will miss you. May your soul rest in peace.

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  • Agee, Indian - UAE

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    RIP

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  • Fr. Dominic Mendonca OP, Pangala\Jerusalem

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    The Church of India has lost a great missionary and a committed, zealous apostle. As the first bishop of Varanasi he worked tirelessly to build the diocese. May God grant him eternal reward.

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  • Ignatius D'Souza, Kanajar, Karkala

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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  • Alban D Souza , Udyavara (Bajjodi) Mumbai DOha Qatar

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    Very sad to hear the news of the demise of Bishop Patrick. Long service for humanity and vineyard of the Lord. as priest and Bishop. We lost a spiritual personality. May his soul rest in peace. Heartfelt condolences to his relatives and fly.

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  • CYRIL MASCARENHAS, KIREM/MIRA ROAD/DUBAI

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    VERY SAD..GOD MAY GRANT HIM ETERNAL REST.AMEN.

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  • savitha, Bejai

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    Soul Rest In Peace.

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  • Danny Tina Pinto & Fly., Udupi

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    Heartful condolence to Bishop's family & relatives. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Eulalia Dsouza, Bijai / Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    Heart Felt Sympathies to Family Members of Bishop Patrick. May God grant him Eternal Rest we pray.

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  • Antony Cony , Karkala / Qatar

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    Heartfelt sympathies to all the bereaved family late Bro.Liyab's Fly, Sis.Maggi Bai's Fly, late Sis.Karmin's fly, late Bro.Jerome D Souza's Fly,Varanasi Diocese and Friends.

    On demise of our Uncle Bishop, we wish to express our heartfelt condolences. We assure you of our prayers for the rest in peace of his soul, with the certainty that the Good Shepherd has already welcomed into Eternal life this generous and committed pastor of His flock.

    Love & Regards
    Cony,Flavie,Affney,Aaron.

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  • cicilia mendonca, Kulshekar

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    May the Lord grant eternal Bliss to Bishop Patrick.Heartfelt condolences to his relatives and friends.

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  • Glen,Annie,Rozan,Leonne,Natalie,(Doha ,Qatar), Vamanjoor,Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    very sad news. May his soul rest in peace.Heartfelt condolences to his relatives and family members

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  • Elias Cutinha, Bondel / Nagaland

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    May the Lordship's Soul Rest In Peace.

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  • taurojohn, mangalore/malad

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    Heartfelt sympathies to all the bereaved family members. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Vincent Praveen Castelino, Pernal / Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 16 2014



    Heartfelt sympathies to all the bereaved family members and all those who were closely associated with him. He was a great personality.

    May his soul Rest In Peace.

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  • Lancy Henry Moras (Lhm), Moushmi Creations, Bajjodi

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    Deeply mourn Bishop Patick's sad demise. I know departed Lio Master family from my yesteryears. A family truly to be remembered all through my life. I lost my Sir Leo Master last year and today Most Rev. Bishop Patrick.


    Our truthful condolences to the bereaved D'Souza's beloved family members. We assure our Heavenly prayers. Let us not forget that we are from one Eternal God and we are to God a day.

    Through death God our only beloved Savior takes us to eternal life. When we are in this world, God wants us to love each other and all the things which He created. We should work sincerely and lead a good life through which we can prepare ourselves for our own death and thus we follow in the path of Jesus Christ who died for our sins.

    ಸಾಸ್ಣಾಚೊ ವಿಶೆವ್ ಸರ್ವೆಸ್ಪರಾ ತಾಕಾ ಲಾಭಯ್ ಅನಿ ನಿರಂತರ್ ಪ್ರಕಾಸ್ ತಾಚೆರ್ ಫಾಂಕಯ್.

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  • A I DIAS, BARKUR/MUMBAI

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    Heartfelt condolences to his family members. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    Sad, May Almighty God take this beautiful soul of Bishop Patrick D'Souza into His arms & RIP. Heartfelt condolences to his relatives & fly members.

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