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Virajpete priest Fr Rosario Menezes appointed bishop of Papua New Guinea


C V Joseph

Bengaluru, Oct 11: Pope Francis has appointed Fr Rosario Menezes SMM, the third Bishop of Lae, Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Wednesday, October 10.

Fr Rosario is an Indian Montfort missionary who had been serving the Church in PNG since May 2000.

He was born at Virajpete in Kodagu district of the diocese of Mysuru on August 30, 1969 and was ordained a priest on November 4, 1999.

Several bishops, priests, religious and laity besides diocese of Mysuru congratulated him on the occasion.

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Msgr Christian Blouin CMM from the pastoral care of the diocese of Lae, PNG. Fr Rosario is currently general counselor of the Company of Maria of Montfort. He joined the minor seminary of the Congregation of the Company of Mary (Montfort Missionaries) and completed his Pre-University studies at Saint Philomena’s College in Mysuru. He obtained bachelor’s degree from the University of Mysore. He completed Philosophical and Theological studies at Dharmaram College, Bengaluru.

After his priestly ordination, he has held a number of offices. They include Assistant to the Master of Novices and Bursar of his Congregation in India (1999-2000); Missionary in the diocese of Daru-Kiunga, in Papua New Guinea (2000-2008); Superior Delegate of the Montfort Missionaries (2005-2008); Head of the diocesan Projects Office (2007-2008); Studies in Psychology and Counseling at the international Institute of Integral Human Sciences in Montreal, Canada (2008-2011); Once again a missionary in Papua New Guinea and Parish Priest of St. Martin of Pores (Archdiocese of Port Moresby); Superior Delegate and Head of Vocations and Formation of the Montfort Missionaries; Head of projects for the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands (2012-2014) President of the Federation of Men Religious in PNG and the Solomon Islands (2015-2017); and member of the College of Consultors and of the Senate of Priests of the Archdiocese of Port Moresby. Since 2017 he has served as General Counselor of the Company of Mary of Montfort, Rome.

Fr Menezes’ long experience in varying capacities and areas would go a long way for his future apostolate as a bishop, observed one of his close associates in Bengaluru.

 


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  • SUNNY DSOUZA, MARNIMIKATTE MANGALORE

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    Congratulations Father
    Best wishes From me and our Parish Rosario Cathedral

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  • ivan d costa, hirebyle?bengaluru

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    Hearty Congratulations dear Bishop Rozario Menezes!!!!
    We assure you our prayer support. We pray that God the Father will empower you, may the precious blood of Jesus Christ sanctify you every moment, may you always be guided by the wisdom of the Holy Spirit. May our dear Mother Mary interced for you and all the angels and saints pray for you. May the arch angel Michael always fight for you.

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  • Vivian Dsouza coove, Coove

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    Congratulation Bishop Rozario .God bless your mission.I know it is very tough.You are born hard workerGod makes your work easier We remember for ever services rendered in our parish Coove.
    Viviancoove

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  • Vivian Dsouza coove, Coove

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    Congratulation Bishop Rozario .God bless your mission.I know it is very tough.You are born hard workerGod makes your work easier We remember for ever services rendered in our parish Coove.
    Viviancoove

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    Congratulations to His Excellency, The Most Reverend Rosario Menezes, Bishop of Papua New Guinea.

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  • Francis D'Souza, Shirva/ Fiji

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    Congratulations His Grace Bishop Rosario.
    Fr. Arnold will definitely assist you in your assignments.
    All the best.

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    Congratulation. With ample experience you can change things and guide peoplein their hardest as well as the easiest times LIFE

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    Congratulations

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  • LIONEL, MANGALORE

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    BLESS US BISHOP...

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  • Eustace, Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    Congratulations. You need a lots of luck and wisdom to lead the church in this difficult time. Let God help you.

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  • Lily Grace D Silva, Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    Congratulations Fr. Rosario, now will be called Rev. Bishop Rosario. God has blessed you and wants you to continue the services you rendered to the people of Papua New Guinea in the past. The Lord is the lamp to your feet and light to your path all the time. God bless.

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