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Welcome to the website of the Shimoga Diocese, India
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DIOCESE OF SHIMOGA
  • BISHOP FRANCIS SERRAO
  • PHOTO GALLERY
  • NEWS AND VIEWS
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MOST REV. DR. FRANCIS SERRAO

SERVICE OF FAITH FULLNESS OF LIFE
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Bishop Francis Serrao

 

 

ABOUT BISHOP
     
Born : August 15, 1959 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ordained Priest : April 30, 1992
Elected Bishop : March 19, 2014
Ordained Bishop : May 07, 2014

Residence & Office

 

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

Bishop Francis Serrao was born on August 15, 1959 in Moodbidri, Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka, Bishop Francis is the youngest of the 11 children, 6 of them are priests - 2 diocesan, 2 SVDs, and two Jesuits, and a sister a religious nun.

 

He was ordained a priest on April 30, 1992 and made his final vows in the Society of Jesus on May 1, 1999. He has had a wide ranging experience in the social apostolate working among dalits and tribals in Anekal (Bangalore Archdiocese) and Mundgod (Karwar Diocese) mission stations. He has been teaching theology to the Jesuit students of theology, preparing themselves for priesthood. He was the Rector of the St. Aloysius College, the 136-year old institution in Mangalore. It imparts education to over eleven thousand students from the primary to doctoral studies.

 

On March 19, 2014 the Holy Father appointed Msgr. Francis Serrao sj as the Bishop of the Diocese of Shimoga. He was appointed as the third bishop of Diocese of Shimoga and was ordained as Bishop on 07 May, 2014 by Archbishop Most Rev. Salvatore Pennacchio, the Apostolic Nuncio of India, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Shimoga. “Service of Faith Fullness of Life is the pastoral motto of the Bishop.

   

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE BISHOP'S DESK
AUGUST 2014 NEWS AND VIEWS

August 2014 News and Views : Bishop's Desk

 

News and Views August 2014News and Views August 2014
 

News and Views August 2014

News and Views August 2014
 
 

JUNE 2014 NEWS AND VIEWS
June 2014 News and Views : Bishop's Desk

 

News and Views June 2014News and Views June 2014
 

News and Views June 2014

News and Views June 2014
 
News and Views June 2014
 
News and Views June 2014
 

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Commission Events and Year Planner

 

 

       
       
  November 16, 2014

 

Diocese Silver Jubilee: Bishop's Welcome Speech
       
  August 15, 2014

 

Mary Icon of Freedom
       
  August 4, 2014   Portrait of an Exemplary Priest - St John Mary Vianney
       
  June 23, 2014   Sacred Heart of Jesus and Our Priesthood
       
  June 4, 2014 Bishop's Address to the Clergy and Religious of Shimoga

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