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Dr Peter Machado appointed as Archbishop of Bengaluru


Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Mar 19: Pope Francis has appointed Msgr Peter Machado, until now Bishop of Belgaum, as the new Archbishop of Bengaluru.

Pope Francis who has accepted the resignation of hitherto Archbishop Dr Bernard Blasius Moras from the pastoral care of the Archdiocese of Bengaluru. He has appointed Dr Peter Machado in his place  according to the provisions of Canon Law.

Dr Bernard Moras will remain as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese until the day of the canonical taking possession of the new Archbishop.

This provision was made public in Rome on Monday, March 19.

About Archbishop Dr Peter Machado

Bishop Peter Machado was born on May 26, 1954, in Honnavar, which at the time was in Belgaum diocese. He was ordained a priest on December 8, 1978, for the diocese of Karwar, which had been created as a diocese separate from Belgaum two years earlier.

He was appointed Bishop of Belgaum on February. 2, 2006, and was ordained bishop on March 30 that year. Prior to his Episcopal appointment, he completed doctoral studies in Rome in Canon Law and served as procurator, judicial vicar, consulter and secretary of the Karnataka regional bishops' Laity Commission, based in Bengaluru.

 


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  • Gerold Brother, Bangalore Yashwanthpur

    Thu, Mar 22 2018

    Congratulations Most Rev Dr. Peter Machado Archbishop of Bangalore
    May God bless you with Good Health and all the Success in your new mission.
    With Prayer
    Gerold Brother- Yashwanthpur.

    Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
    "கடவுள் ஆள் பார்த்துச் செயல்படுவதில்லை என்பதை நான் உண்மையாகவே உணர்கிறேன். திருத்தூதர் பணிகள் 10:34

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  • Dr. Zita Lobo, Mangalore/Rak, UAE89

    Wed, Mar 21 2018

    CONGRATULATIONS dear Archbishop Dr. Peter Machado. Having taken part in your ordination ceremony as a kid and watching you now raised to a high ecclesiastical position which is deservedly yours by your dedication to your vocation, I feel proud of your achievements.
    Hope and pray that you continue with the same quiet efficiency in your position and reach greater heights in your pursuit of service to the Christian community.
    You make us and all Honnavarians proud

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  • vallyvagga, Mysore

    Wed, Mar 21 2018

    ಬೆಂಗ್ಳೂರ್ ಆರ್ಚ್ ದಿಯೆಸೆಜಿಚೊ ಆರ್ಚ್ ಬಿಸ್ಪ್ ಜಾವ್ನ್ ಭಾಗೆವಂತ್ ಪಾಪಾನ್ ನೇಮಕ್ ಕೆಲ್ಲ್ಯಾ,
    ಭೋವ್ ಮಾನಾಧಿಕ್ ದೊತೊರ್ ಪೀಟರ್ ಮಚಾದೊ ಹಾಂಕಾ ಉಲ್ಲಾಸ್ ಆನಿ ಅಭಿನಂದನ್ !
    ಹ್ಯಾ ತಾಂಚ್ಯಾ ಪ್ರತಿಶ್ಟಿತ್ ಹುದ್ದ್ಯಾಚೆರ್ ಸೊಮಿ ಜೆಜುಕ್ರಿಸ್ತಾಚಿ ದಾರಾಳ್ ಕುರ್ಪಾ ಆನಿ ಬೆಸಾಂವಾಂ
    ಪಡೊಂದಿತ್ ಮ್ಹಣ್ ಹಾಂವ್ ಮಾಗ್ತಾಂ !

    ವಲ್ಲಿ ವಗ್ಗ, ಮೈಸೂರ್.

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  • vallyvagga, Mysore

    Wed, Mar 21 2018

    Most.Rt.Rev.Bishop.Peter Machado.
    Congratulations on your appointment as the Archbishop of Bengalore.And wish you every success in your new responsibilities. We assure our prayers, and wishing you a sucessful mission.

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  • lesly Menezes, Shirva/U.S.A.

    Wed, Mar 21 2018

    CongratsRev Dr.Machado.wishing you all the best.

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  • joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 21 2018

    Dear Archbishop Dr. Peter Machado, I join scores of people in congratulating you on your new assignment. May The Good Lord bless you and your work in Bangalore. May our blessed mother Mary guide you.

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  • The Machado Family, Honnavar

    Tue, Mar 20 2018

    It is a proud moment for us, as we are blessed to hear of your appointment as the new Arch Bishop of Bangalore, Most Rev Bishop Peter Machado. The lord has blessed you in abundance and has seen your faithfulness, in serving his people.

    As you prepare to be the good shepherd the lord has called you to be in this New diocese, May he give you the strength to continue leading his people in the right direction.

    Prayers are always promised .

    Love
    The Machado Family

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  • Rayner Fernandes, Manipal/ Muscat Sohar

    Tue, Mar 20 2018

    Congratulations dear Bishop RevDr Peter Machado on being appointed Archbishop of Bangalore ,we wish you all success in your new responsibility , we assure our prayers

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  • Sr Mariola BS, Vamanjoor

    Tue, Mar 20 2018

    We rejoice and thank God for choosing you as the Archbishop of Bangaluru. Be assured that God will fulfill His divine plans through you and fill you with his divine grace and strength. Challenge is great and the one who appointed you is the Greatest. With union of prayers and best wishes.

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  • Fr Anil Lobo, Panja

    Tue, Mar 20 2018

    Congratulations dear Bishop Peter Machado for being appointed as the Arch Bishop of Bengaluru. May God bless you and your new responsibility .

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  • Ignatius Rodrigues, Karwar /Muscat

    Tue, Mar 20 2018

    Congratulations to you Dear Dr. Peter Machado

    God's choicest blessings be Showered on you today and forever.
    May you always dwell in the shadows of THE ALMIGHTY as you lead your flock to green pastures.

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  • Sr Shanthi Priya BS, Londa, residing at Bethany Generalate, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 20 2018

    Hearty congratulations dear Bishop on being appointed as the Archbishop of Bangalore. All of us the religious/ faithful of Belgaum Diocese rejoice with you. Loss of Belgaum diocese is the gain of Bangalore Diocese. God's will be done for the common and greater good. I assure you of my earnest prayers, that the Lord leads and guides you in your great and challenging responsibility of shepherding His flock.
    With best wishes in the Lord,
    Sr Shanthi Priya BS
    General Councillor
    Bethany Generalate
    Mangalore.

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  • Fr. Alwyn D'Sa, Karwar Diocese

    Tue, Mar 20 2018

    Congratulations dear Bishop. May the Good Lord always bless and protect you.

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  • Ramona Fernandes, Karwar/Kuwait

    Tue, Mar 20 2018

    Congratulations! Your Lordship. A proud moment for all the people of Karwar.
    May you be guided by the Holy Spirit to venture your new tasks with zeal and according to the Will of God.

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  • Ramona Fernandes, Karwar/Kuwait

    Tue, Mar 20 2018

    Congratulations! Your Lordship. A proud moment for all the people of Karwar. May you be guided by the Holy Spirit to venture your tasks according to the Will of God Almighty.

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  • Ramona Fernandes, Karwar/Kuwait

    Tue, Mar 20 2018

    Congratulations! Your Lordship. A proud moment for all the people of Karwar. May you be guided by the Holy Spirit to venture your tasks according to the Will of God Almighty.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bangalore/ Katapadi

    Tue, Mar 20 2018

    Congratulation your grace and all the best in your new assignment.Thank you.

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  • Frederick Pinto, Shirva

    Tue, Mar 20 2018

    I'm extremely happy and overjoyed hearing of your new appointment as Archbishop of Karnataka. May God bless you and guide you for your future mission as per the will of God. Once again congratulations Dr. Peter Machado.

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  • Fr Stany Pinto, Karwar

    Tue, Mar 20 2018

    Congratulations dear Bishop Peter. You were meant to be what you have become today. Your simplicity and farsightedness will surely help you to carry out/on your future mission as per the will of God. Prayerful wishes .......

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  • karen fernandes, Karway/New Orleans, USA

    Tue, Mar 20 2018

    It is a day of great pride for the diocese of Karwar and for the people of Honavar. I knew His Lordship as Bro. Peter, later Fr. Peter, Bisphop Peter and now Archbishop Peter Machado - congratulations and God Bless - Karen

    Harry and Margaret D'souza
    Cleveo, Ingrid, Avril, Kenneth, Sarisha
    Savio, Shweta and Renee
    Jason, Karen, Hersh, Molly, Megha

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  • Joby Job, Bangalore

    Tue, Mar 20 2018

    Good news. May God bless your Grace, and strengthen you to lead the church in unity and peace and to proclaim Good News to all.

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  • Bernard D Souza & Fly, Mangalore/Nagori

    Tue, Mar 20 2018

    CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU DEAR BISHOP PETER MACHADO. WE WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST AND PRAYING ALL THE SUCCESS TO CARRYOUT YOUR NEW MISSION. WITH PRAYERFUL WISHES FROM
    Bernard, Apoline, Anup and Babitha

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  • Walter Puttur, Puttur

    Tue, Mar 20 2018

    Congratulations dear Bishop Peter Machado. Praise the Lord.

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  • Roshan Fernandes, Kundapur / Perth, Australia

    Tue, Mar 20 2018

    This is such good news!!! Our congratulations to you Bishop Peter.

    Roshan, Reshma, Rajit & Rithika

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  • sr.Leeda Fernandes, Bellore-Denmark

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Most Rev. Excellency.

    Congratulations on your appointment as the Archbishop of Bengalore.And wish you every success in your new responsibilities. We assure our prayers, and wishing you a sucessful mission.

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  • Agee, Indian-UAE

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Congratulations!
    Proud moment especially for us Karwarkars

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  • Fr J.B.crasta, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Dear Bishop, Congratulations. Praying for you. Wish you all the success. God has blessed you and awarded your simplicity and the service for the poor. Fr J B Crasta

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  • James Jayaraj, Martalli,Mysuru diocese

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Congratulations Most.Rt.Rev.Bishop.Peter Machado.May God bless you for your mission.I am so happy .

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  • Prajwal, ramanagara

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    congratulations your grace

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  • Sr. Marion Abraham, BANDRA. Mumbai 400050

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Congrstulations dear Bishop on your appointment as the Archbishop of Bangalore. I assure you my prayers for the smooth running of your Archdiocese.

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  • Benny D Cunha ufs, Derlakatte

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Dear Rev Bishop Peter Machado,
    Congratulations. May the Lord continue to shower his blessings to shepherd the flock. Wishing you good luck and praying for you.

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  • Christopher Prakash D Souza, Kemmannu / Bahrain

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Hearty Congratulations to Your Grace - Most Rev Dr Peter Machado on being appointed as the
    Arch Bishop of Roman Catholic Arch Diocese of Bengaluru by His Holiness – Pope Francis on the solemnity of St Joseph.
    May the Almighty God shower his abundant blessings on you to continue his mission.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Congratulations on a son of the soil occupying this high holy post...

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  • Adolf, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Congratulations archbishop most rev. Peter Machado..may his holiness bless us all..

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  • Lawrencedcosta, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Congratulations,praying for a successful tenure..lawrence,phyllis

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  • Francis P George, Bangalore

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Many Congratulations Your Grace,
    Hearty Welcome to Bengaluru !

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    For every Religion to succeed we need people on the top who are Educated ...

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  • Albert sequeira, Mangalore, Bondel

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Congratulations Bishop of Belgium on appointing as Arch Bishop of Bangalore. My prayers are with you.
    Albert-Celestine, Mangalore. Congratulations

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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore - Houston/Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    We hasten to extend our warm felicitation and sincere congratulations on your being appointed as the Archbishop of Bangaluru. Oue prayers and best wishes also go with you for your good health and success in all your new responsibilities. May God bless you abundantly in all your future plans and programs that are ahead of you in this fast changing world.

    Bangalore is known as one of the major Silicone Valleys of India that has been receiving world wide attention for all the new technological innovations applicable to the entire world. You have a grand legacy of Archbishop Bernard Moras to cherish in the vibrant city of Bengaluru, and you have all our prayers and support in all your new responsibilities that will make you more successful.

    We ask God's blessings upon you, and may you be successful in all that you plan for the ever-growing Catholic population of South India.

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  • Joe Britto, Nakre /Bangalore

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Hearty Congrats to Bishop Peter Machado .

    We welcome you and look forward to you in our
    Archdiocese.

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  • Rev. Msgr. Leslie Shenoy, USA/Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Dear Bishop Peter,

    Congratulations on your appointment as the Archbishop of Bangalore and wish you all the best.. My prayers are with you, wish you all the best, and God be with you in your ministry. The people of Belgavi will miss you as their missionary bishop who worked so close to your priests and the people of God.

    Monsignor Leslie Shenoy
    St. Joh's Cathedral
    Fresno, California

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Congrajulations Dr Peter Machado.
    Nice to have Educated Archbishops in India ...

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  • Sushil Noronha, Mangaluru

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Congratulations Dear Bishop peter Machado . We Wish you all the success in your new Mission .

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  • Paul D Souza, Bondel/Sharjah

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    CONGRATULATIONS BISHOP PETER MACHADO.WE WISHING YOU ALL THE SUCCESS IN YOUR IN MISSION. GOD BLESS.

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  • Avila, Bangalore

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Congratulations dear Bishop Peter Machado! I was really overjoyed to hear that good news. Welcome to our diocese. Hope to see you soon.

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  • Lawrence Fernandes, Sagar/ Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Congratulations Dear Bishop Peter Machado.
    Pope Francis has appointed a humble shepherd to serve the God's people.

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  • John Louis Cunha, Bondel/Bangalore

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Congratulations Bishop Peter Machado.
    We wish you all the success in your new mission.

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  • Lydia Dcunha, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Thanks to Papa Francis who has appointed the right archbishop for the people. Prayerful wishes to dear Rev.Peter Machado.

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  • Monica Valerian Dantis, Moorukavery, Kinnigoli/Muscat

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Dear Bishop Dr. Peter Machado,
    Please accept our heartiest congratulations on becoming the Archbishop of Bangalore.
    We are so happy. Humble and down to earth Bishop. Prayers and God's protection will lead you to even greater success dear Lordship.
    Hearty congrats, best wishers and prayers
    Monica,Val, Meval Dale

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  • LANCY D COSTA, Kavoor, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Congratulations dear Bishop Peter Machado being appointed as Arch bishop of Bangalore from Holy Father. We pray for you for the success of your new mission in the vineyard of Lord Jesus Christ.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    All the best! May Lord guide you towards peaceful solution of Kannada-Tamil language disputes of devotees!!

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  • Jackson Lobo, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Congrats Rev.Dr.Peter Machado on being Appointed the Arch Bishop of Bengaluru

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  • Fr. Valerian Sequeira, Ujire/Karwar

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Congratulations Your Grace. We rejoice at the news. Praying for you.

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  • Leo Victor, Hubli / Bantwal

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Congrats

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  • Monica Valerian Dantis, Moorukavery, Kinnigoli/Muscat

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Congratulations dear Bishop Peter Machado. Praise the Lord. We are so happy.

    May God bless you with good health and all the Success to carry your new mission.

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