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Diocese of Varanasi

Though a small Diocese, Diocese of Varanasi is in a significant way a picture of Mother India. The very name of this Holy City conjures up the apex of the spirit's endeavour in Hinduism. Sarnath reminds us of Dharma Chakra Pravartana of the Buddha. The two districts, in the west and to the east, Jaunpur and Ghazipur, evoke a pair of twin and refined kingdoms of the Muslim era. The history of the diocese remembers with gratefulness the outcome of the Capuchin missionary endeavour to Tibet in the 1700's, as an epic in the history of the Church.

Bishop's Message

My dear Fathers, Sisters and Brothers, Grace, Mercy and Peace of Christ Jesus our Risen Lord ! It was indeed a blessed opportunity for me to be present for the solemn occasion of the canonization of Mother Teresa in Rome on 4 September 2016. In the ceremony held amidst a bubbling sea of humanity flocked at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican city, Pope Francis declared and defined “Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a Saint, decreeing that she is to be venerated as such by the whole Church”.In his homily Pope Francis said, “Mother Teresa, in all aspects of her life, was a generous dispenser of divine mercy, making herself available for everyone through her welcome and defense of human life, those unborn and those abandoned and discarded.

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Pope's Message

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, which the Church is celebrating, casts a distinct light on World Mission Sunday 2016: it invites us to consider the missio ad gentes as a great, immense work of mercy, both spiritual and material. On this World Mission Sunday, all of us are invited to "go out" as missionary disciples, each generously offering their talents, creativity, wisdom and experience in order to bring the message of God’s tenderness and compassion to the entire human family. By virtue of the missionary mandate, the Church cares for those who do not know the Gospel, because she wants everyone to be saved and to experience the Lord’s love.

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Weekday Homilies


Event of Mary

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New Transfer list for the year 2016 has been updated.


Diocesan News

Gandhi Jayanti Celebration in Varanasi Jail

On 2nd of October 2016, Diocese of Varanasi organized Gandhi Jayanti celebration in Varanasi Jail. On this special occasion Rev. Bishop Eugene Joseph ...

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Inauguration of Karuna Bhavan

On 28th of August, 2016 Karuna Bhavan was blessed and inaugurated by Most. Rev. Eugene Joseph. The new Centre for Christian Boys is situated at Susuwa...

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Platinum Jubilee Celebration

The Indian Missionary Society will be celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of the Society on 3, November 2016. We assure them of our prayers for a fruitful celebration.

Golden Jubilee Invitation

The invitation for the Golden Jubilee of our Fathers Augustine D’Souza, Cyriac Kuruvilla and Donatus Martis (October 22, 2016, 10.30 am) has been already sent to you. We warmly welcome all for the celebration!

Holy Eucharist Celebration

As indicated earlier, in honour of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, we will hold a celebration of Solemn Holy Eucharist and Civic Felicitation on 1, November 2016, the solemnity of All Saints at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Varanasi. More details will be given to you by your Dean / Parish Priest.

World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday is observed on October 16, 2016. The message of Holy Father is enclosed herewith for our reflection. Posters, Calendar etc. are available with the Procurator. Please avail them for use in the Parishes and invite generous contribution for the cause of Pontifical Missions.

Hartmannpur Pilgrimage Reminder

You have already received information about the Hartmannpur Pilgrimage (October 14-16, 2016) from Sr. Kritika SRA. This is again a gentle, personal reminder to all to encourage our people to participate. Keeping the Year of Mercy in mind, all faithful can be instructed to receive plenary indulgence, entering through the Holy Door of Mercy, make good confession, receive Eucharistic communion and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.

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