Catholic
Diocese of Shimoga
Karnataka-India

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DIOCESE OF SHIMOGA
Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Shimoga
  • BISHOP HENRY D'SOUZA
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BISHOP MOST REV. DR. HENRY D'SOUZA

AT PRESENT THE BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE OF BELLARY

Born : September 9, 1949
Ordained Priest : May 5, 1976
Ordained Bishop : June 12, 2008

Office

 

: Bishop's House
  Malligenhalli,
  Sagar Road
  Shimoga - 577 205

Phone : 08182 322999
  : 08392-24 03 08
     
Bishop Henry D'Souza, Bishop of Bellary
ABOUT Bishop/Apostolic Administrator

Bishop Henry D'Souza, the present Bishop of Bellary is the fourth Bishop of the Diocese. Pope Benedict XVI appointed Fr. Henry D’Souza, the then Executive Secretary of the CBCI Commission for Social Communications, New Delhi, as Bishop of Bellary Diocese on March 15, 2008. 

                  

Earlier, he served as the Secretary, Proclamation and Communication Commission of Karnataka Regional Bishops’ Council (1989-2000). He was the Founder Director of SANDESHA Regional Institute of Communications (1989 –2000) and Director of Sandesha College of Fine Arts, Mangalore (1996-2000). Besides, he has been President of UNDA OCIC–India (Catholic Communicators’ Association), now Signis India (1986-1992) and Secretary, Signis - Asia (1989-1995).

                  

 

Bishop Henry D’Souza was consecrated Bishop of Bellary on June 12, 2008.  Oswald Cardinal Gracias, Archbishop of Mumbai and President of CCBI, was the Chief Consecrator; Archbishop Bernard Moras of Bangalore and Bishop Aloysius Paul D'Souza of Mangalore were the Co-Consecrators. Thirty four Archbishops and Bishops from different parts of India attended the historic event.

 

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