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Karnataka Tourism District Officer visits Religious Places in Mangalore

October 12, 2020

Mangaluru: Mr. Somshekar, Karnataka Tourism District Officer paid visit to the Bishop of Mangalore, Most Rev Dr peter Paul Dsouza and shared few important details about the Tourism Department. Rev Fr Vijay Lobo (PRO) was present.

Holy Cross Church,Kulshekar

Parish Priest Rev Fr Victor Machado welcomed Mr. Somshekar cordially. Mr. Michael Dsouza (Vice President), Mr. Lancy Sequeira (Secretary) briefed him about Prad Saib (Fr Alexander Dubois) and the campus.

Infant Jesus shrine,Bikarnakatte

Mr. Somshekar was warmly welcomed by Rev Fr Rovel Dsouza (Shrine Director) and lead everyone into a short prayer. He was escorted around the campus and briefed him about the activities. Rev Fr Lancy Louis, Rev Fr Tony Pinto,Rev Fr Steven Lobo were present.

Visit to Bethany Mother House, Bendore

The next visit of Mr. Somashekar was to the heritage cottage of Monsignor Raymond Francis Camillus Macarenas (Founder of Bethany Congregation). Sr Rose Celine the Superior General warmly welcomed the guest and briefed about the heritage cottage and the place around.

Sr. Lillis (Asst Superior General), Sr ShanthiPriya, Sr. Mariette, Sr.Lillita General Counselor, Sr. Jyothi and Sr. Sirisha were present.

St Anthony Ashram ,Jeppu

Rev Fr Onil Dsouza (Director) welcomed the visitors and briefed about the campus and its existence for the poor and took them all around the Ashram. Rev Fr Alban Dsouza (Administrator), Rev Fr Roshan Dsouza (Asst Director), Mr.John Tauro were present.

St Joseph Vaz Shrine, Mudipu

Rev Fr Benjamin Pinto (Shrine Director) welcomed the guests and after a short prayer briefed them about St.Joseph Vaz and his miracles. Mr. Naveen Dsouza (vice president), Smt Irene Veigas (secretary) led the visitors around the campus and briefed them about the Holy Place. Mr.Arun Dsouza, Mr. Marcel Dsouza and Rajat Veigas members of the Parish were present.

Visit to Rishivana in Ranipura

Rev Dr Archibald Gonsalves cordially welcomed the guests and briefed them with the details of the place existing amidst the beautiful scenery. Rev Fr Wilfred Rodrigues,Rev Fr Lancy Mendonca, Rev Fr John Lobo,Rev Fr Vivian Menezes were present.

Mr. Somshekar visited various religious places in Mangalore throughout the day. Mr. Stanly Bantwal accompanied him during the visit.

Photos by : Neilesh Angelore