Mangaluru: Most Rev Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of the Mangalore Diocese, celebrated his second Episcopal Ordination anniversary on September 15 by presiding over the Eucharistic celebration held at Our Lady of Dolours chapel, Kodialbail.
The chapel also celebrated its annual feast in a very simple manner. The Bishop, in his homily, highlighted the seven sorrows of Mother Mary and called on the people to accept the sufferings of life with the intercession and inspiration from the Blessed Virgin Mary.
After the mass, Msgr Maxim L Noronha felicitated the bishop on behalf of the Mangalore Diocese. He said that the Bishop has begun his Episcopal ministry and will lead the Diocese on the right path. The Bishop has identified himself with the people of other faith in society, through the Bandhutva and Laudato Si campaigns.
Bishop Emeritus Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza felicitated Bishop Saldanha with a bouquet of flowers.
Fr Victor Vijay Lobo, Chaplain of the Kodialbail Chapel, read out the names of the donors and proposed a vote of thanks.
All the consulters of Bishop, resident priests from the Bishop’s House and few devotees were present for the mass.
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