Archbishop Rev Dr. Bernard Mora laid Foundation Stone for the new St. Benedict’s Church at Kambipura
On 9th January 2018, His grace Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras, along with Mr. John Rozario, the manager of Construction and Development and Mr. Nikhi Thomas, the Architect, arrived at Asirvanam Benedictine Monastery, Kambipura and presided over the ceremony of laying foundation stone for the new Church and blessed the foundation stone. Moreover, along with Rev. Fr. Jerome, Prior, Rev. Fr. Peter OSB. (Chief dignitaries along with the Archbishop present were Shri. S. T. Somashekar – Honourable MLA, Yeshwanthapura Constituency Shri. Narayanappa, Chairman, Doddabele Colony Shri. Chikkaraj, President, Kumbalagudu Gram Panchayat).
He also unveiled the inscription of the Foundation Stone at the ceremony and remarked, “To build a Church at Ancheplaya is my earnest desire to serve the people of God and today by God’s grace it has become into a reality. The new church would be a place of prayer and worship for all the Catholics and for the people of other religions who seek God’s assistance and favour”. More than 1000 thousand people including the non-Christians participated in the ceremony and rejoiced over the milestone event in the history of St. Benedict’s Church Parish at Kambipura in Kumbalgudu Panchayat.