The Second Bishop of the Diocese of Shimoga (March 2001- October 2012)
BISHOP GERALD ISAAC LOBO
MOST REV. DR. GERALD ISAAC LOBO
In this 21st century, any organization intending to move with the current and keep abreast of the changes around, will not compromise on the question of having its own website. A diocese having a website of its own, is no novelty; it is a necessity at present. The computer has almost become a necessary piece of household furniture. More and more people easily resort to it to pay bills, for online purchases, to update information and the like. Revolutionary changes have been effected in commerce, education, politics, journalism, scientific research, international relations, cross cultural enrichment, because of interactions over the internet. Not only do people communicate, they also understand better their lives and those of others.
The Pontifical council for social communications in its document, “The Church and Internet,” has made it clear that, in the work of evangelization the church finds it (inevitable) indispensable, to use the internet. Its special character as a direct, immediate, interactive and participative medium have to be borne in mind while utilizing it for spreading the “Good News.” Likewise, the church also cautions us, to be prudent, just, fearless and temperate in the use of internet-related services.
It is a praiseworthy development that the diocese of Shimoga has its own website. My thanks to Rev. Fr Clarence Dias, the Diocesan P.R.O., for his contribution towards this website. I am sure it would serve as a link between the diocese and the outside world beyond it. It shall also publish reports of the various developmental programs undertaken in the diocese. Above all, it shall be an instrumental tool in faith formation and evangelization.
I wish all the best to those who access this website and invoke God’s choicest blessings upon them. May we all become computer savvy for God’s Kingdom.
+Gerald Isaac Lobo Bishop of Shimoga
October 6, 2012
MOST REV. DR. GERALD ISAAC LOBO
SERVICE OF LOVE SOURCE OF LIFE
: November 12, 1949
: May 5, 1977
: January 17, 2000
: March 20, 2000
nstallation as the First
bishop of Diocese of Udupi
October 15, 2012
Residence & Office
CHURCH OF MOTHER OF SORROWS
UDUPI– 576 101
Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo was born on November 12, 1949 and was ordained as a priest for the diocese of Mangalore on 5 May 1977. In 2000 the Holy See appointed Msgr. Gerald Isaac Lobo as the Bishop of the Diocese of Shimoga. He was elected as the second bishop of Doicese of Shimoga and was ordained as Bishop on 20 March, 2000 by Archbishop Most Rev. Ignatius Pinto, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Shimoga. “Service of Love is Source of Life is the pastoral moto of the Bishop.
On July 16, 2012 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as the FIRST bishop of THE DIOCESE OF UDUPI and installed on 15th October, 2012..
"Gratitude is the Memory of the Heart..! Most Rev. Gerald Isaac Lob, Bishop of Shimoga.
Ad-limina visit 2011 with Pope Benedict XVI image_gallery/image_gallery2/large1.jpg
Ad-limina visit 2003 with Pope John Paul II image_gallery/image_gallery2/large2.jpg
With Czech Cardinal Miloslav Vlk at Shimoga image_gallery/image_gallery2/large3.jpg
With Czech Cardinal Miloslav Vlk at Shimoga image_gallery/image_gallery2/large4.jpg
World Women Day Celebration at Chitradurga image_gallery/image_gallery2/large5.jpg
Holy Communion to the Sick during the Pastoral Visit to Harihar image_gallery/image_gallery2/large6.jpg
Visit to a Parish Family Members During Pastoral Visit image_gallery/image_gallery2/large7.jpg
Blessing of the Chapel at Ashok Siddapura, Monakalmuru image_gallery/image_gallery2/large8.jpg
Addressing the Children during the Pastoral Visit to Davanagere Don Bosco image_gallery/image_gallery2/large9.jpg
With the Children during the Pastoral Visit image_gallery/image_gallery2/large10.jpg
Blessing of the Chapel at Ashok Siddapura, Monakalmuru image_gallery/image_gallery2/large11.jpg
Chrism Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral image_gallery/image_gallery2/large12.jpg