Mangaluru: Ordination of new bishop Dr Peter Paul Saldanha on Sept 15

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (RJP)

Mangaluru, Jul 14: Episcopal ordination of Dr Peter Paul Saldanha will take place on September 15 at 9.30 am at Rosario Cathedral in city.

Dr Peter Paul Saldanha was appointed as bishop of Mangaluru diocese by Pope Francis on July 3. He will take over from hitherto bishop Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, who served the diocese for 22 years.

Apostolic nuncio from New Delhi, cardinals, bishops, clergymen, religious nuns and thousands of faithful from the diocese and also outside are expected to participate.

Dr Peter Paul Saldanha

Present bishop Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza is the chairman of the committee, rector of Rosario Cathedral Fr J B Crasta is the convenor and diocese pastoral parishad secretary M P Noronha is the co-convenor to oversee the event. Fr Vijay Victor Lobo handles public relations.

More details on the ordination ceremony will follow in the coming days.

Dr Peter Paul Saldanha

Fr Peter Paul Saldanha, born on 27 April 1964 in Kirem parish, was ordained on May 6, 1991. He served as assistant priest at Moodubelle parish of present Udupi diocese and in Milagres and Vittal parishes in Mangaluru diocese.

He later went to Rome and earned a Licentiate in 2001 and doctorate in Biblical Revelation in 2005 from Pontifical Urban University where he had been on the faculty till recently.

Fr Peter Paul Saldanha has authored a book titled ‘The Church: Mystery of Love and Communion’ which reveals his knowledge and commitment to the church.


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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Sat, Jul 14 2018

    May God bless him with excellent term as Bishop of Mangaluru and give him bright scope to serve Christ with love.

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  • Denis Donald Paul, Mlore

    Sat, Jul 14 2018

    A low level ( less budget or simple) celebration sure to glorify the Jesus Ministry, to begin with.

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  • Joseph and Ina Dsouza, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 14 2018

    Let us join in
    Give Praise to God
    Sing Glory to God
    Honor His Holy name
    Thanksgiving for His wondrous deeds
    Claim His Wisdom
    Rejoice in His Power
    for He is Almighty God. Amen. Hallelujah amen.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Jul 14 2018

    Praise the Lord ...

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