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The State of Karnataka is Blessed with one more diocese, the Diocese of Udupi

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   UDUPI October 15, 2012: The longstanding dream turns into reality with the erection of the Diocese of Udupi.  The apostolic Nuncio of India Most Rev. Dr Salvatore Pennacchio declared the erection of the Diocese of Udupi and installed Most Rev. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo as the first Bishop on October 15, 2012 at the Milagres Cathedral grounds, Kalianpur.

 

In His message Archbishop Dr. Salvatore Pennacchio exhorted the priests and laity of the diocese of Udupi to remain obedient to their bishop and to give their full support and due respect as the Bishop is always representative of Christ himself.   He also said, "I will convey the gratitude to Holy Father. I have experienced hospitality of the people of Udupi and I am moved by the amount of faith among the devotees."


Most Rev. Dr Gerald Iaac Lobo, the first bishop of Udupi  in his address said, "God has blessed us with a new diocese and has given me the privilege to serve Him as the first bishop. Udupi has got an enviable legacy of faith. We have lot of challenges in front of us because as it is a new diocese."


After the meaningful Eucharistic celebration Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo was felicitated by Apostolic Nuncio Most Rev. Dr Salvotore Pennacchio, Archbishop Mort Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras, Archbishop Dr Ignatius Pinto, the Archbishop of Delhi Most Rev. Vincent Concessao, Bishop Aloysius Paul D'Souza, bishop of Mangalore, the other bishops of Karnataka and specially the Bishops   who origin from the new Diocese of Udupi. Rev. Fr.  Felix Joseph Noronha, the past vicar general of the Diocese of Shimoga felicitated Bishop Gerald Lobo behalf of the Diocese of Shimoga.  

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The Erection of the Diocese of Udupi and Installation of Most Rev. Dr. General Isaac Lobo as the First Bishop
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