RAIGARH CATHOLIC DIOCESE



Bishop's Message
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On 24th May, 2016 we complete 10 years of establishment of Bishop's House at Raigarh. On the same day, we also have the blessing and inauguration of a new Bishop's House at Raigarh. During these last 10 years we have been functioning from the parochial house of St. Michael's Church Rambhata. Despite some difficulties and inconveniences, we have functioned well during these years. The initial period of 10 years had been a time of intensive pastoral activities, initiatives and planning. It has also been a period of freshly forming ourselves as a diocesan community after the bifurcation in the given situation of Raigarh area. This period is also characterized by coming together, planning together and doing things together as a diocesan family. These beginning years have brought many blessings. Even if we manage to keep up the spirit of these initial years, it will be great achievement. We hope that the New Bishop's House will be a big blessing to the diocese and it will provide a proper atmosphere for the diocesan curia and for all. The coming years should be a period of further growth and consolidation of the diocese for which there is so much scope and possibility. Based on our experience, and according to the circumstances and pastoral needs of the diocese, we have formulated a Diocesan Vision. In future this will be for us a beautiful and effective guidance. May Our Lord continue to abundantly bless our diocese.

Bp. Paul Toppo
Bishop of Raigarh