Balasore gets new bishop
Dec. 10, 2013
Pope Francis on Monday appointed a new bishop to the Diocese of Balasore in eastern India’s Odisha state. Bishop elect Simon Kaipuram is a member of the Congregation of the Mission, popularly known as Vincentians.
The 59-year old rector is also the professor of Aquinas College in Gopalpur of Berhampur Diocese,in Odisha.
Born Feb. 9, 1954, in Thanneermukkom, Kerala state, Fr. Kaipuram studied at Aquinas College in Gopalpur, Berhampur Diocese, as a novice of the Vincentians.
Later he continued with theology at the Pontifical University in Pune and took his first vows as a Vincentian on May 2, 1979. After his ordination on Dec. 20 as a Vincentian priest, Fr. Kaipuram served in various capacities, including studies.
Created in 1989, Balasore Diocese is a suffragan of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar metropolitan. It has an area of over 25,000 sq km, where Catholics number over 23,600 out of a population of more than 8.9 million. The 39 parishes of the diocese are ministered to by 53 priests, both diocesan and religious and 174 religious men and women.
Other national News
Press Release on Ram Nath Kovind, 14th President of India
PRESS RELEASE ON THE ELECTION OF RAM NATH KOVIND AS THE 14TH PRESIDENT OF INDIA The Catholic Bis...
July 21, 2017
Press Release On Violence in the Country
11th July 2017 It is with great distress and sadness that we have received reports of dastardly ...
July 12, 2017
Cardinal Oswald re-elected to head the CCBI
Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay was re-elected on Monday to head of Conference of Catholic Bish...
Feb. 7, 2017
EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION - MIGRANT COMMUNITY (TRIBAL BELT, CHOTANAGPUR)
5000 tribal migrants from Jharkhand, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh came together from different pocke...
Nov. 7, 2016
Historic day: St Lawrence Shrine declared Minor Basilica
Karkala, Aug 1: It was a historic moment for Karkala and indeed for the entire coastal regio...
Aug. 2, 2016