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Diocese of Mangalore

Bishop Aloysius Paul D'Souza
Bishop Aloysius Paul D'Souza
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Bishop Aloysius Paul D'Souza
Bishops House, Kodialbail, Mangalore -575003, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka, India
+ 91-824-2440524 (4 lines)
Fax :+ 91-824-2444035
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Bishop Aloysius Paul D'Souza was born on June 21, 1941 in Agrar, Mangalore and was ordained a priest on Dec. 3, 1966. He was appointed Auxiliary bishop of Mangalore on Jan. 11, 1996 and later Bishop of Mangalore on Dec. 18, 1996. His Episcopal ordination was on Dec. 27, 1996. He was the first rector of the St. Joseph's seminary, Jeppu, after it was handed over to the diocese by the Jesuits, when he was appointed bishop. Due to his efforts, there are two medical colleges and an engineering college in the diocese and he took initiatives to start many educational institutions. He brought out the first Konkani Bible, and nurtured vocations through faith formation programs in parishes. He had done his doctoral thesis on Canon Law and had served as the Advocate of Rota in Rome, before becoming the bishop of Mangalore.
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