Diocesan Priests

Native: Berva, Thumbe P.O., Bantwal
Father: Mr Joseph Lobo
Mother: Mrs Emmy Pinto
Date of Birth: 22 April 1963
Date of Ordination: 10 May 1990 at the Milagres Church, Mangalore.
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Mobile: 9845576410


Areas of interest: Acting in dramas, Animating teams, Gardening, Reading, Sports and games.


No. EDUCATION Place Year
01 Primary: Infant Jesus Higher Primary School, Modankap - Bantwal. (1969-1976) 
02 High School: Deepika High School, Modankap - Bantwal. (1976-1979)
03 PUC: Sri Venkataramana Swamy College, Bantwal. (1979-1981)
04 Joined Seminary: St. Joseph’s Seminary, Jeppu Mangalore.. 02-June-1981
05 Graduation: BA at Manasagangotri, Mysore (1982-1985)
06 Certificate on Journalism: SAR News & Editaids (1993)
07 Diploma in Formation: Institute for Formators, Bangalore. (1993-1996)
08 Post Graduation (MA) - Karnataka University, Dharwad. (1996-1998)
09 Diploma in Social Development: Coady International Institute, Antigonish Canada (1997)
10 Certificate in Participatory Approaches to Development: Coady International Institute, Antigonish Canada (1999)


Designations held so far:

No. Year Designation Place
01 1990-1991 Assistant Director Bhalki Mission, Bidar
02 1991-1992 Care-taker Director Bhalki Mission, Bidar
03 1992-1994 Assistant Parish Priest Vittal Parish, Mangalore Diocese
04 1994-1995 Assistant Parish Priest Pezar Parish, Mangalore Diocese
05 1995-1996 Parish Priest Miyapadav Parish, Mangalore Diocese
06 1994-1996 Member: Editorial Board of weekly ‘RAKNNO’ Mangalore Diocese
07 1996-1998  Assistant Director: Canara Organization for Development and Peace (CODP) Nanthoor - Mangalore
08 1998-2005

Director: Canara Organization for Development and Peace (CODP) &

Director: Catholic Charities

Nanthoor - Mangalore
09 1998-2002 Director: St. Joseph, the Worker Agricultural School Vamanjoor
10 2002-2005 Director: Institute for Social Development (ISD) Nanthoor
11 2003-2005 Director: RUSEMP Pakshikere
12 1998-2005

Member: Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS)

& honorary member since then.

13 1998-2005 Secretary: Mangalore Diocesan Finance Committee Mangalore Diocese
14 1998-2005 Member: General Body, Fr. Muller's Charitable Institutions Kankanady
15 1998-2005 Member: General Body, St. Joseph's Asylum Workshop Jeppu Mangalore
16 1998-2005 Convener: Diocesan Project Selection Committee (DPSC) Mangalore
17 2001 Convener: ‘Diocesan Pastoral Council Constitution’ Revising Committee  
18 1999-2005 Member: Regional Steering Committee (RSC) Karnataka - Caritas India
19 1999-2005 Member: Regional Project Selection Committee (RPSC) Karnataka - Caritas India
20 1999-2005 Member: Regional Resource Team (RRT) Karnataka - Caritas India
21 2002-2005 Member: Steering Committee, St. Joseph Engineering College Vamanjoor
22 2003-2005 Member: District Vigilance Committee Dakshina Kannada
23 18th-22nd of Oct. 2006 Delegate: ‘Asian Mission Congress’ Chiang Mai Thailand
24 8th-10th Nov. 2007

Convener: ‘KRISTHOTSAVA’ (Karnataka Mission Congress)

The programme was for three days and over 800 delegates from all over Karnataka participated.

25 June 2010 - 2012 Member: Executive Committee, Mangalore Diocesan Legal Cell Mangalore Diocese
26 28.06.2005 - 31.03.2012

Coordinator (First): Karnataka Region Pastoral Plan Implementation Committee (KRPPC)

Facilitated the planning, monitoring and evaluation of the 17 Commissions of the Karnataka Region Catholic Bishops’ Council.

Was responsible for giving shape to the ‘Regional Pastoral Plan’ and putting systems and structures to implement the plan efficiently and effectively.

The culture of planning and working according to the plan was set in.

27 01.06.2007 – 31.03.2011

Development Consultant: Caritas India, Karnataka Region

Helped 5 diocesan (Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Belthangady and Gulbarga) social service societies in building their capacities.

Karnataka Region
28 01.09.2008 – 30.06.2010

Public Relations Officer (First): Karnataka Region Catholic Bishops’ Council – KRCBC

Has helped to build rapport with the Government and the religious groups. Mediated between groups inside and outside the Church.

Karnataka Region
29 2009 – 2011 Coordinator: Dealings with the ‘Justice B. K. Somashekara Commission of Enquiry’ inquiring about the Church attacks in Karnataka  
30 21st February, 2011 Convener: Protest on 21st February, 2011 at Bangalore to reject Justice B. K. Somashekara Commission Report.  
31 2008 – 2014 Founder Member: Karnataka United Christian Forum for Human Rights  


Posts presently held:

No. Posts  
01 National Director: Pontifical Mission Societies, India (28.07.2011) & Representative of National Directors of PMS in Asia
02 Member: ‘Christian Development Council’ Government of Karnataka also member of the Sub-committee of CDC to scrutinize the projects.
03 Member: Executive Committee, National Commission for Evangelization, CCBI.
04 Member: Executive Committee for National Commission for Bible, CCBI.


Performance profile:


Established the network of NGOs called ‘Bandhavya’ in the Diocese of Mangalore

which is working as the body that helps the NGOs to think together and work in collaboration.


Established & registered the ‘Karnataka Griha Kaarmikara Abhivriddi Vedike’

for domestic workers in Mangalore.


Has a special talent for helping organizations and people to systematically plan.

Known for giving clear understanding on Vision-mission, goals and objectives.


In the year 2000 has organized a seminar on Participatory Approaches to Development

for a month at the Institute for Social Development (ISD).


Responsible to establish more than 400 Self Help Groups, at least 40 Cluster level Federations and 3 Federations for women in the Diocese of Mangalore.

Promoted Natural Resource Management by creating model watershed management areas in Ferar, Miyapadav & Tallur.


Played an important role in developing the ‘Internal Learning and Monitoring System’ module

for Karnataka Self Help Groups at the Karnataka Region.


Instrumental in putting up a commercial building for the CODP.


Participated actively in 4 of the National Assemblies of Caritas India.


Facilitated the ‘Perspective Planning’ for all the Commissions of CCBI and

of the Regions of Karnataka, Orissa (22nd – 23rd Nov. 2010) and Kerala.


Facilitated the planning for the Congregation of the Bethany sisters in 1998.


Facilitated the planning for the Bangalore Province of the Charles Borromeo Sisters in 1998.


Facilitated the planning for all the 17 Commissions of the KRCBC

and of the different Diocesan Commissions in Karnataka in 2003, 2005 & 2008.

Four editions of the Karnataka Region Pastoral Plan were brought out in this process.


Facilitated the planning for the Calicut province of the ‘MCBS Fathers’ in 2007 & 2014.


Facilitated the ‘Perspective Planning’ for the Dioceses of Tura in Meghalaya;

Aizawl in Mizoram, Kohima in Nagaland and Berhampur in Orissa,

Shimoga, Gulbarga, Udupi and Mangalore in Karnataka.


Facilitated the Perspective Plan of Federation of Konkanni Catholic Associations (2015)


Workshop to set up the Vision & Mission Statements for the National Commission

for Small Christian Community.


Has given numerous trainings to the Religious, the Clergy, Social Workers and NGO staff on varied subjects.


Has conducted numerous trainings on topics related to Social Development at the National and Regional levels in a special way the Caritas India and the KROSS.

The area of expertise is Participatory Approaches to Development besides training on Rights Based approach and Natural Resource Management.


Regular trainer for Development Dynamics Course (DDC) of Caritas India.


Translated the ‘CBCI Health Policy’ into Kannada language.


Well appreciated for the Communication and Training skills.

The logical development topics and the participatory methodology of pedagogy is a forte.


Organized party wise candidatures and awareness programmes for the people

before the State Assembly, Parliament, Grama Panchayat, BBMP and Taluk & Zilla Panchayat Elections.


Attended invariably all regional level meetings of all the Commissions and the all Commissions meetings at the Diocesan level in Karnataka.

Hence, is well informed as to the scope of all the Commissions and the realities in all the Dioceses in Karnataka.

The interventions in the meetings are well appreciated and are keenly observed.


Instrumental in the formation of the Karnataka United Christian Forum

for Human Rights (KUCFHR) of the all Christian Churches in Karnataka.


Addressed the 10 Conferences organized by ‘Catholic Mission’ in Australia (2013)


Addressed National Conference of the Diocesan Directors of PMS in Canada (June, 2016)



Radio, TV appearances

01. All India Radio, Mangalore – Half an hour interview on ‘Conservation of Natural Resources’ (2001)
02. Udaya TV Kannada - Panel discussion on attacks on Churches (14.09.2008, Live from 10.30-11.30am). The panel consisted of Mr. Mahendra Kumar the then convener of Bhajrangdal & Mr. K. L. Ashok, the Convener of Komu Sauharda Vedike.
03. TV 9 Kannada – ‘Chakravyuha’ (21.09.2008, 9.30-10.00pm) – Interviewed on ‘Attacks on Churches’. It was lauded by one and all in Karnataka.
04. Doordarshana Chandana - Interviewed on Good Friday in ‘Belagu’ Programme (02.04.2010, Live from 7.00-7.40am).
05. News 9 English - Panel Discussion (Live 0n 08.07.2011 from 5-6pm) on the introduction of Bhagvad Gita by the government into the curriculum of Primary Schools.
06. TV 9 Kannada - Panel Discussion live on 14.07.2012 about the conversion of Siddhartha Mallya to Christianity and being a pastor.
07. Suvarna TV Kannada - Panel Discussion live 3.00-4.30pm on ‘Pralaya’ (End of the world) on 04.08.2012
08. Kasturi TV Kannada - Panel Discussion live 3.00-4.30pm on ‘Pralaya’ (End of the world) on 21.12.2012.
09. Production and telecasting every week (on Sunday from 8.00-8.30pm) since the 31.04.2013 for 2 years a Tele-serial called ‘Divya Sannidhi’ on different historical and significant Churches in Karnataka, which programme is first of its kind in India. We have telecast 104 episodes of the same. The churches were presented as centres for change in the society.
10. TV9 Kannada – Panel discussion on ‘Kristha Parichay’ with 4 others from 1.45 - 3.00 PM on 24.02.2016.
11. Good News TV & Divine TV – 2 Interviews

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