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By Fr. Richard D'Souza

Sep 15 : Most Rev Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of catholic diocese of Mangalore , celebrated his second Episcopal Ordination anniversary , on 15 September 2020, by presiding over the Eucharistic celebration held at our Lady of Dolours chapel , Kodialbail, Mangalore.

Kodialbail chapel also celebrated its annual feast along with the occasion in a very simple manner. Bishop in his homily highlighted the seven sorrows of Mother Mary and gave a call to accept our sufferings of life, with the intercession and inspiration from Blessed Virgin Mary.

Only a few people and the consulters of the Bishop were invited to join the thanksgiving Eucharist. After the mass, Msgr Maxim L Noronha felicitated the bishop on behalf of Mangalore diocese. He said that the bishop has begun his Episcopal ministry well and definitely he will lead the diocese on the right path. The Bishop has identified himself with the people of other faith in the society, through Bandhutva and Laudato Si Campaigns. Bishop Emeritus Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D Souza offered a bouquet of flowers as part of his felicitation.

Fr Victor Vijay Lobo, the Chaplain of Kodialbail Chapel read out the names of the donors and proposed vote of thanks.

All the consulters of Bishop and priests from Bishop House were present for the Mass.