3. MOST REV. DR. FRANCIS SERRAO
PASTORAL MOTO : SERVICE OF FAITH FULLNESS OF LIFE
|Born||:||August 15, 1959|
|Ordained Priest||:||April 30, 1992|
|Elected Bishop||:||March 19, 2014|
|Ordained Bishop||:||May 07, 2014|
|Residence & Office||
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.
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|
|Present Office Address||Bishop of Bellary
Ballari 583 104
About 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.
2. MOST REV. DR. GERALD ISAAC LOBO
PASTORAL MOTO : SERVICE OF LOVE SOURCE OF LIFE
|Born||:||November 12, 1949|
|Ordained Priest||:||May 5, 1977|
|Elected Bishop||:||January 17, 2000|
|Ordained Bishop||:||March 20, 2000|
|Installation as the First bishop of Diocese of Udupi||:||October 15, 2012|
|Residence & Office||:||Bishop’s House
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.
1. ARCHBISHOP MOST REV. DR. IGNATIUS PINTO
FORMER PRELATE 1989 - 1998, THE FIRST BISHOP OF SHIMOGA
PASTORAL MOTO: ORA ET LABORA
|Born||:||May 19, 1925|
|Ordained Priest||:||August 8, 1952|
|Ordained Bishop||:||January 31, 1989|
|Installation as Archbishop of Bangalore||:||November 25, 1998|
|Residence & Office||:||Sunet Glow
No. 4 Palmgrove Road
Bangalore - 560047
Phone : 080 25573827, 25542859
On 14th November, 1988 the Rt Rev. Msgr. Ignatius Pinto, Vicar General, Archdiocese of Bangalore was appointed its First Bishop by His Holiness Pope John Paul II through his Apostolic Letter "Bonevolentiam Quidem Nostram." The Episcopal Ordination of the first bishop of Shimoga took place on 31st January,1989, at the Sacred Heart Cathedral ground, Shimoga. He was promoted as Archbishop of Bangalore on 10th September 1998 and installed on 25th November, 1998.