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April 6, 2024 : Episcopal Ordination & Solemn Installation of Msgr. Duming Dias, Bishop Elect of Diocese of Karwar will take place on April 9th at St. Joseph's High School Ground, Kodibag Road, Kajubag, Karwar at 9am.

His Grace Most Rev. Dr Peter Machado, Archbishop of Archdiocese of Bangalore is the main consecrator. His Excellency Most Rev. Dr Derek Fernandes, Bishop of Diocese of Belgaum and His Excellency Most Rev. Dr Francis Serrao SJ are the co consecrators.

A good number of Priests, Religious and Lay faithful are expected for this historic event of Diocese of Karwar.

This program will be available live on YouTube channel:

Pope Francis appointed Father Duming Dias as Bishop of Diocese of Karwar on January 13th, 2024.

Msgr. Duming Dias was born on Sept 13th, 1969, in Honnavar in Karwar diocese. He studied philosophy at St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary in Bangalore & Theology at St. Joseph's Inter Diocesan Seminary at Jeppu, Mangalore.

He received a Bachelor of Arts from Bangalore University, a Bachelor of Education from Kuvempu University, and a master’s degree from Karnataka State Open University.

Bishop Dias was ordained a priest on May 6th, 1997. He has held the following positions: assistant parish priest of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Shimoga (1997-1998); assistant parish priest of Davanagere (1998-1999); parish priest of St. Francis Xavier in Kable (1999-2001); director of the Biblical, Catechesis and Liturgy Commission (2001-2012); principal of Sacred Heart College in Shimoga (2002-2012); parish priest of Mary Immaculate in New Town Bhadravathi (2002-2007); director of Lourdes Boys School in Davanagere (2012-2014); director of the SCC Commission and coordinator of the Diocesan Commissions (2012-2014); associate director of St. John’s Medical College in Bangalore (2014-2021); coordinator of the Diocesan Commissions and director of the Commission for the Family and since 2021, director of Sannidhi Pastoral Renewal Center, Shivamogga.

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