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    Centenary Birthday celebration of late Archbishop of Bhopal Eugene D Souza

    Centenary Birthday celebration of late Archbishop of Bhopal Eugene Dí Souza was held at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, Jehangirabad on 15th November 2017.

    Archbishop Most Rev. Leo Cornelio along with many priests, religious and laity remembered very fondly the Late Archbishop Eugene Dí Souza, the founder of the diocese and prayed for the departed soul at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, Jehangirabad on his 100th Birth Anniversary.

    Late Archbishop Most Rev. Eugene Dí Souza was born on 15 November 1917. At the age of 34 he became the first Indian Bishop and later Archbishop of Nagpur. The then Papal Inter nuncio, the Most Rev. Leo Kierkels consecrated him on 3rd oct. 1951. Most Rev. Eugene D' Souza was transferred from Nagpur to Bhopal to be its first Archbishop. He became the Archbishop of Bhopal in 1963 since then the diocese of Bhopal gradually began to be developed with many institutions, churches and religious personals. He gave his last breath on 18 March 2003.

    Archbishop Leo Cornelio in his homily remembering late Archbishop Eugene on his 100 years birthday said that -It is a simple attribute to a vibrant prophet of the time. He remained a legend servant of the society and of the Church. He was an intellectual man for the people but for Godís work. He was a wise man. Archbishop emeritus Pascal Topno said over the telephone on late Archbishop that he was man of compassion and love and remained an active member of CBCI (Catholic Bishopís Conference of India). He was a man of quality Education and Social service.

    Fr. Maria Stephen, the PRO said that Late Archbishop Eugene was intelligent and down to the earth who remains in the heart of the city of lakes. His relationship skills brought the people together far and wide and made known the Mission of the Church.  


     
     
     
       

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