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KCBC Secretaries Meeting   

KCBC Secretaries Meeting on 9th November 2017  at 9.30am

KCYM Former Leaders Meet   

KCYM Former Leaders Meet on 11th November 2017 at 4.00pm

Episcopal Ordination of Msgr. Sebastian Vaniyapurackal   

Episcopal Ordination of Msgr. Sebastian Vaniyapurackal on 12th November 2017 at Kanjirapilly

KCBC Vocation Commission Meeting   

KCBC Vocation Commission Meeting ( Bp. Vincent Samuel ) on 16th November 2017 at 10.00am

Family Commission General Body Meeting   

Family Commission General Body Meeting on 17th November 2017 at 10.00am

KCMS Formators Programme   

KCMS Formators Programme on 18th November 2017 at POC 

Logos Quiz State Level Programme   

Logos Quiz State Level Programme on 21st November 2017 

Logos Quiz Final   

Logos Quiz Final on 26th November 2017 


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Mar Clemens Thottungal CMI
Mar Clemens Thottungal CMI
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The eparchy (Diocese) of Sagar was erected as an Apostolic Exarchate by the bull Quo Aptius dated July 29, 1968, cutting out from the Archdiocese of Bhopal the civil districts of Sagar, Raisen and Vidisha. Again at the request of the Bishop of Ajmer-Jaipur, the district of Guna was added to the Exarchate of Sagar by the decree of De Bono Animarum on 2 April 1973. The civil district of Guna was further bifurcated on August 15, 2003 to form the district of Ashoknagar. At present, eparchy of Sagar consists of five civil districts in Madhya Pradesh, namely Sagar, Raisen, Vidisha, Guna and Ashoknagar. The Holy See by its decree Divina Verba on 26 February 1977 raised the Apostolic Exacrchate to the Status of a proper eparchy. The eparchy covers an area about 40,000 km2. Mar Clemens Thottungal CMI was the first bishop of the eparchy. Mar Joseph Pastor Neelankavil CMI succeeded him as second bishop of the eparchy. After his retirement in the year 2006, Mar Anthony Chirayath is the bishop of the eparchy. The area is rather under developed due to various social, economic and cultural reasons. 85% of the people are farmers or farm-workers. The labour is not well organised, and consequently a lot of exploitation prevails. 80% of the people are Hindus belonging to various castes and the rest are Muslims, Jains, Sikhs, Adivasis and a very small minority of Christians. Out of the total population of 6 million peoples, the Christians are only 12,000 of which 7,000 are Catholics. The various Socio-Pastoral, Medical and Educational apostolates of the Church are being carried out in the eparchy under the Sagar Diocesan Service Society (SDSS), which is registered under M.P. Government Firms and Societies Registration Act. For better coordination and management, the social work apostolate of the diocese is being carried out by Manav Vikas Seva Sangh (MVSS). There are also St. Francis Society (SFS) and Pushpa Service Society (PSS). All of these societies are registered under M.P. Government Firms and Societies Registration Act. The eparchy has 15 parishes and about 55 mission centres. Through various pastoral activities, the missionaries take care of the spiritual needs of the Catholics and other Gospel proclaiming programmes. There are many developmental programmes by which the poor farmers and poverty stricken people are helped. Missionaries in Sagar have always tried to venture into new areas of apostolate according to the need.

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