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DIOCESE OF SHIMOGA
The Silver Jubilee of the Diocese of Shimoga
"SILVER JUBILEE OF THE DIOCESE OF SHIMOGA"
The Diocese of Shimoga was erected by virtue of the Apostolic Bull titled “Id Spectantes” of Pope John Paul II, on 14th November, 1988. On the same day, through his Apostolic letter, “Benevolentian quidem Nostram”, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Ignatius Pinto - till then Vicar General of Archdiocese of Bangalore - was appointed the first bishop of the Diocese Shimoga, by Pope John Paul II.
The celebration of the Silver Jubilee of our diocese will commence on 14th November 2012, alongside the celebration of the “Year of Faith” in the diocese. The inaugural ceremony of the of the “Year of Faith” as well as of the Silver jubilee of the diocese, will be conducted on 7th October, 2012, at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Shimoga. The Eucharistic celebration that begins the ceremony, will commence at 4.00 p.m .