Rev Dr. Lawrence C D’Souza, Rector of Milagres Cathedral resigns, Rev Fr. Valerian Mendonca comes in as new Rector.

Richard D’Souza
Kemmannu News Network, 12-10-2020 14:57:59

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Udupi : Very Rev Dr. Lawrence C. D’Souza, Rector and Parish Priest of Milagres Cathedral Kallianpur , Udupi Diocese has resigned from the positions due to health related reasons.

The Bishop Most Rev Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo has accepted his resignation and Fr. Lawrence will stand relieved of his pastoral duties with effect from October 28, 2020.

Very Rev Fr. Valerian Mendonca, parish priest of Our Lady of Sorrows Church has been appointed as the new Rector by the Bishop and will take his charge on October 28, 2020.

Rev Dr. Lawrence C. D’Souza

Rev Fr. Valerian Mendonca

Very Rev Fr Valerian Mendonca was the first Chancellor of the diocese. He also served as  Principal of Milagres College, Kallianpur, earlier as  assistant parish priest of Milagres  and  aslo Chaplain of Ozanam Home for the Aged, Kallianpur.


Comments on this Article
Ronald Pais, Udupi Wed, October-14-2020, 8:28
Sad newsfor Udupi again, first they transfered the Asst. priest who was young and doing a good job, and now the parish priest who was the best since the diocese was formed why is this treatment cant understand ofcourse catherdal needs a able head, hope some one with complication is not dumped in Udupi again or during tranfers we in udupi would like to have some one good like Fr. Vally, wish him the very best, wherever he goes he will do good, udupi which was a gossip center was turned into a worship center hope that continues.
Sharon Vas, Brahmavar Wed, October-14-2020, 12:33
Congratulations Father..May the days ahead be filled with many blessings
Maurice Menezes, Udupi/Dxb Tue, October-13-2020, 5:54
Congratulations Fr Vally on coveted promotion...Wish you good health and success in your ministry.
Anita, Kallianpur Tue, October-13-2020, 11:27
Welcome back Fr. Vally !

May the Holy Spirit guide you in your pastoral duties.

Urban DM ello, Udupi Mon, October-12-2020, 10:13
Very sad news Fr. valerian transferred why step motherly treatment to to udupi church .
James Fernandes, Barkur Chicago Mon, October-12-2020, 9:04
Who can turn the cathedral into basilica? Can he? With your help?
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