Archbishops Message

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Most Rev. Dr. Prakash Mallavarapu

Apostles, lived and died for the Lord, and for the Mission!

We prayed in the Morning Prayer on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul saying, “Be with your Church, O Lord!” Well, this prayer should be our prayer every day! Church as the (New) People of God is founded on the foundations of the faith of the Apostles. Our Church today is the same Church that came into being at the Apostolic times but grew into the worldwide community of believes with all the complexities of an organization, with structures and institutions.

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Pope

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His Holiness Pope Francis

The first Pope of the Americas Jorge Mario Bergoglio hails from Argentina. The 76-year-old Jesuit Archbishop of Buenos Aires is a prominent figure throughout the continent, yet remains a simple pastor who is deeply loved by his diocese, throughout which he has travelled extensively on the underground and by bus during the 15 years of his episcopal ministry.

“My people are poor and I am one of them”, he has said more than once, explaining his decision to live in an apartment and cook his own supper. He has always advised his priests to show mercy and apostolic courage and to keep their doors open to everyone. The worst thing that could happen to the Church, he has said on various occasions, “is what de Lubac called spiritual worldliness”, which means, “being self-centred”.

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Our Statistics

Catholic Population

114678

Parishes

75

Diocesan Priests

84

Religious Priests

64

Total Priests

148

Religious Sisters

596

Religious Brothers

5

Ecclesiastical Institutions

7

Colleges

4

Technical Schools

7

Professional Colleges

5

Hospitals

7

Boarding Home

24

Hostels

5

Publications

2

Kindergartens

28

Schools

70

Secondary Schools

37

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