Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (MM/GA)
Mangalore, May 2: Fr Denis Moras Prabhu, the incumbent chancellor of Mangalore diocese has now been appointed new Vicar General of Mangalore Diocese. He would take charge as Vicar General on Tuesday May 15.
Hitherto Msgr Fred V Pereira was vicar general of the diocese. But owing to his advanced age, he is leaving his post and Fr Denis Moras Prabhu will take-over on May 15. Meanwhile Fr Henry Sequeira has been appointed Chancellor of the Diocese.
Fr Denis Moras Prabhu was born at Bajpe on May 8, 1940. He completed his early education at Bajpe and priestly education at St Joseph’s Seminary, Jeppu. He also did his post graduation in political science in Karnataka University Dharwad. Later he completed B Ed and M Ed in Tamil Nadu.
Over the years Fr Prabhu has rendered his services in various parishes such as Madantyar, Shirva, and Miyar. He has also been the parish priest of Milagres Church (8 years), Permude (3 years) and Urva (5 years).
He also headed the posts like Vocation Director of Mangalore Diocese, Regional Director for Vocations, Karnataka, director for Family Services, secretary of Catholic Board of Education for 11 years and also the representative of the Catholic community selected by Government of Karnataka to start Mangalore University.
Daijiworld reliable sources have also reported that ICYM director Fr Elias D’Souza has been transferred to St Philomena College at Puttur as lecturer and Gantalkatte parish priest Fr Anil D’Souza has been appointed as new director of ICYM.
On May 15 Bishop Aloysius Paul D’Souza of Mangalore is completing 11 years as a bishop.