Kasaragod May 30: A function to bid farewell to V. Rev. Fr Vincent D’Souza, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Dolours Shrine, Bela, was organized by the Civic felicitation committees of various religious and social welfare organizations, here on Sunday May 28, 2017.

It was a rare incident in the vicinity; perhaps the first time a Catholic religious priest received the highest honour irrespective of caste, creed, language, and religion.

Fr Vincent D’Souza is a pious priest who has been involved in promoting peace and brotherhood in the society through Social, Religious and Educational field over the past seven years, while working as parish priest of Bela.






Sri K. N. Krishna Bhat, President Badiadka Grama Panchayath; Rev. Fr Mathew Vas, Spiritual director Catholic Sabha Mangalore Diocese; Sri N. A. Nellikunnu, MLA Kasaragod; Sri P. B. Abdul Razak, MLA Manjeshwar; Adv. Srikanth, District Panchayath Member Kasaragod; Sri Walter Stephan Mendes, Managing Director Western Institute of Technology Mangalore; Rev. Fr Victor D’Souza, Parish Priest Kayyar; Rev. Fr Santhosh Lobo, Parish Priest Kasaragod; Smt. Anitha Crasta, Member Badiadka Grama Panchayath; Sri Sukesh Bhandary, Member Kumbla Grama Panchayath; Adv. M. S. Thomas D’Souza, President Bela Public Welfare Co-Operative Society Kumbla; Sri Alphonse D’Souza, President Catholic Sabha Kasaragod Deanery; Smt. Philomena Rodrigues, Secretary Pastoral Parishad Kasaragod Deanery lauded the social concern and zealousness of Fr D’Souza in promoting peace and communal harmony in the locality.






Sri Stany Crasta, President Civic felicitation Committee; Sri Shankar, Sri Jagannatha Rai, Sri Ganesh Krishna Bhat Alakke, Sri Kunjar Mohammed Haji - Vice presidents Civic felicitation Committee; Sri Lancy D’Souza, Convener Civic felicitation Committee; Sri Naveen Crasta, Treasurer Civic felicitation Committee were present.

Fr Vincent D’Souza has been transferred to St. Antony Church, Kulur. A large number of people of diverse religions and faiths attended the felicitation.

Fr Valerian Frank transferred from Ammembal Parish will take charge of Bela Parish.

From : Roshan P. D'Souza, Bela











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