Basil Salvadore D'Souza
|Bishop of Mangalore Diocese|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Successor||Aloysius Paul D'Souza|
|Ordination||11 May 1965|
|Consecration||by James Robert Knox, Albert Vincent D'Souza, and Alphonsus Mathias|
|Born||23 May 1926|
Mangalore, Karnataka, India
|Died||5 September 1996 70) (aged|
Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Basil Salvadore D'Souza (Konkani : बासिल साल्वादोर डी सोझा (Devanagari), ಬಸಿಲ್ ಸಲ್ವದೊರೆ ದ ಒಜ (Kannada); 23 May 1926 – 5 September 1996) was the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mangalore from 22 March 1965 until his death on 5 September 1996. He was the longest-serving bishop in the diocese's history.
Konkani is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by Konkani people along the western coast of India. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages mentioned in the 8th schedule of the Indian Constitution and the official language of the Indian state of Goa. The first Konkani inscription is dated 1187 A.D. It is a minority language in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Kerala, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu.
Devanagari, also called Nagari, is a left-to-right abugida (alphasyllabary), based on the ancient Brāhmī script, used in the Indian subcontinent. It was developed in ancient India from the 1st to the 4th century CE, and was in regular use by the 7th century CE. The Devanagari script, composed of 47 primary characters including 14 vowels and 33 consonants, is one of the most adopted writing systems in the world, being used for over 120 languages. The ancient Nagari script for Sanskrit had two additional consonantal characters.
The Kannada script is an abugida of the Brahmic family, used primarily to write the Kannada language, one of the Dravidian languages of South India especially in the state of Karnataka, Kannada script is widely used for writing Sanskrit texts in Karnataka. Several minor languages, such as Tulu, Konkani, Kodava, Sanketi and Beary, also use alphabets based on the Kannada script. The Kannada and Telugu scripts share high mutual intellegibility with each other, and are often considered to be regional variants of single script. Other scripts similar to Kannada script are Sinhala script, and Old Peguan script (used in Burma).
Basil Salvadore D'Souza was born on 23 May 1926 in St. Lawrence parish, at Bondel, Mangalore. He was the eldest of seven children to a Mangalorean Catholic couple, Diogo and Mary D'Souza (née Pereira). The family belonged to the D'Souza-Kamath clan, a Mangalorean Catholic clan of the same area.Economically, the family was poor and subsisted on income generated by cultivating betel leaves. D'Souza was ordained into the priesthood on 25 March 1952. He later became the manager of the Catholic Board of Education, and also served at the Kodialbail Press.
Bondel is a locality in Mangalore city, Karnataka, India.In airport road about 10 km from city centre of Mangalore Bus routes 19, 13, 14 etc
Mangalore, officially known as Mangaluru, is the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located about 352 km (219 mi) west of the state capital Bangalore, between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats mountain range. It is the second major city in Karnataka state in all aspects after the capital city Bangalore. It is the only city in Karnataka to have all modes of transport—air, road, rail and sea—along with five other major cities in India. It is known as the Gateway of Karnataka. It is the largest city in the Tulu Nadu region of Karnataka. Mangalore is the second best business destination in Karnataka after Bangalore and 13th best in India. The population of the urban agglomeration was 619,664 according to the provisional results of the 2011 national census of India.
Mangalorean Catholics are an ethno-religious community of Catholics following the Latin Rite from the Mangalore Diocese on the southwestern coast of Karnataka, India. They are Konkani people and speak the Konkani language.
D'Souza was appointed Bishop of Mangalore Diocese on 22 March 1965, and consecrated on 11 May 1965 by Abp James Robert Knox, papal nuncio in India.He would retain the post until his death, thereby becoming the longest-serving bishop of the Mangalore Diocese. D'Souza was among the few participants in the final sessions of the Second Vatican Council which took place from 1962 to 1965. He spearheaded the implementation of the renewal then proclaimed by the council, and became the first Indian bishop to implement the mind and spirit of the Universal Church as envisaged in the Documents of the Second Vatican Council. He was responsible for the introduction of vernacular services in the diocesan churches, where until then the masses were said in Latin. The Bible and other liturgical texts were translated into Konkani during his tenure. He organised the welcoming arrangements for Pope John Paul II during his historic visit to Mangalore on 6 February 1986.
An apostolic nuncio is an ecclesiastical diplomat, serving as an envoy or a permanent diplomatic representative of the Holy See to a state or to an international organization. A nuncio is appointed by and represents the Holy See, and is the head of the diplomatic mission, called an Apostolic Nunciature, which is the equivalent of an embassy. The Holy See is legally distinct from the Vatican City or the Catholic Church. A nuncio is usually an archbishop.
The Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, commonly known as the Second Vatican Council or Vatican II, addressed relations between the Catholic Church and the modern world. The council, through the Holy See, was formally opened under the pontificate of Pope John XXIII on 11 October 1962 and was closed under Pope Paul VI on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on 8 December 1965.
Latin is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. The Latin alphabet is derived from the Etruscan and Greek alphabets and ultimately from the Phoenician alphabet.
D'Souza's long tenure saw the establishment of several new parishes (mainly in the remote villages) and institutions such as family guidance centres.He founded a new mission outside the Mangalore Diocese at Bidar in northern Karnataka, where the number of Christians was small. He adopted the place as a missionary territory, and it later became a part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gulbarga. D'Souza served as Chairman of the CBCI Commission of Vocations, in which capacity he founded the National Vocation Centre at Poona. He also founded the Chair of Christianity at Mangalore University in 1987.
Bidar is a hill top city in the north-eastern part of Karnataka state in India. It is the headquarters of the Bidar which borders Maharashtra and Telangana. It is a rapidly urbanising city in the wider Bidar Metropolitan area. The city is well known for its many sites of architectural, historical and religious importance.
Karnataka is a state in the south western region of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, with the passage of the States Reorganisation Act. Originally known as the State of Mysore, it was renamed Karnataka in 1973. The state corresponds to the Carnatic region. The capital and largest city is Bangalore.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Gulbarga in India was created on 24 June 2005. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Bangalore. Its first bishop is Rev. Robert Miranda. The parish church Mother Mary of Divine Grace in Gulbarga will be the cathedral for the diocese. It was the 150th diocese of India, and the 120th of Latin Rite.
D'Souza died of heart attack on 5 September 1996.During his time of death, D'Souza was just five years away from retirement His remains were interred at the Rosario Cathedral on 9 September 1996. On 8 November, he was succeeded as Bishop of Mangalore Diocese by Aloysius Paul D'Souza.
Aloysius Paul D'Souza is the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mangalore. He was consecrated on 8 November 1996, succeeding his predecessor Basil Salvadore D'Souza.
Wilfred Gerald Rebimbus, more popularly known as Wilfy Rebimbus, was a Konkani singer and lyricist. He is also known as the Konkani Kogul".
The Roman Catholic Brahmin, also referred to as Bamonn in Konkani, is a caste among the Goan and Mangalorean Catholics, of modern-day descendants of Konkani Brahmin, predominantly Goud Saraswat Brahmin converts to Roman Catholicism.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mangalore is a diocese located in the city of Mangalore in the Ecclesiastical province of Bangalore in India. The diocese falls on the southwestern coast of India. At present, it comprises the whole civil districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi in Karnataka state. This region was collectively referred as South Canara during the British Raj and the early post-independence era, prior to the States Reorganisation Act in 1956. It was established as a separate Apostolic Vicariate from the Apostolic Vicariate of Verapoly in 1853 and was promoted to a diocese on 1 September 1886.
The Culture of Mangalorean Catholics is a blend of Goan and Mangalorean cultures. After migration to Mangalore, they adopted the local Mangalorean culture, but retained many of their Goan customs and traditions. Their traditional houses, observed only in Mangalore, have spacious porticos, red cement or terra cotta floors and fruit trees around the house.
The History of Mangalorean Catholics comprises three major eras. The first era consists of the Indo-Aryan inheritance from their ancestors, who once lived at the regions of the now extinct Saraswati River, and later migrated to Goa possibility due to the drying up of the river and/or Muslim invasion. The second era was the Lusitanian legacy, due to the conversion of their Hindu ancestors in Goa to Roman Catholicism by the Portuguese, and the final era being the migration of these Roman Catholics in Goa to Mangalore and other parts of South Canara between the mid-16th and mid-18th centuries, forming a new Mangalorean Catholic identity, and the subsequent growth and development of the community. Several centuries of living in South Canara gave these Catholics an identity of their own.
Mangalorean Catholic names and surnames encompass the different naming conventions of the Mangalorean Catholic community. Historically, many of them had names of Christian saints, while Portuguese-language surnames were most commonly found. A formal Mangalorean Catholic name consists of a given name, a middle name, and a surname.
Mangalorean Catholic literature is diverse.
Vincent John Peter Saldanha was an Indian Konkani language littérateur, dramatist, novelist, short-story writer and poet. He made significant contributions to Konkani literature as a poet, dramatist, novelist, and a litterateur.
Mudartha is a family name and title held by some Mangalorean Catholic Bamonn clans hailing from Udupi district in Karnataka.
Padval is a minor caste and surname among the Mangalorean Catholics.
Participation of Mangalorean Catholics in the Indian Independence Movement recounts the community's role in the Indian Independence Movement.
Kazar is a 2009 Konkani film directed by Richard Castelino and produced by Frank Fernandes. It stars Larry Fernandes and Harshika Poonachcha. Larry stars in the movie as a NRI boy, who comes back to Mangalore to get married, while Harshika plays the role of his bride. The movie was initially scheduled to be released on 9 September 2009 but was delayed by two months, finally being released on 27 November 2009.
Ivan D'Souza is an Indian politician who is currently a member of Indian National Congress. He has taken part in protests against the government.
The Church of Most Holy Saviour also known as Agrar Church is a historic Roman Catholic Church situated in the locality of Bantwal. The church was built in 1702, but it is believed that the existence of church was prior to this. It is the one of the oldest churches in Dakshina Kannada district. This church comes under Roman Catholic Diocese of Mangalore. Currently Rev. Fr. Benjamine Pinto serves as the parish priest at this church. Now at present Rev. Fr. Gregory Dsouza serves as the parish priest of the Most Holy Saviour Church.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus, Church is a historic Roman Catholic Church situated at Madanthyar near Belthangady. The church was built on 29 January 1893. This church comes under Deanery of Belthangady, Roman Catholic Diocese of Mangalore. This church is dedicated to Sacred Heart of Jesus.
St. Joseph Church, Belman is a Roman Catholic church and parish is located in Belmannu, Karkala taluk, Udupi district, Karnataka, India. Formerly part of the Diocese of Mangalore, it became part of the Diocese of Udupi after Udupi became a separate diocese on 15 October 2011. The parish is part of the Archdiocese of Bangalore. It observes the Latin rite, with mass celebrated in Konkani.
Bishop Peter PaulSaldanha is the current serving bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mangalore, India.
Michael Lobo is an Indian scientist, writer, and genealogist. He is the author of three self-published books on the Catholic community in Mangalore, India.
The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a numeric commercial book identifier which is intended to be unique. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.