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Bishop Lumen's 70th Birthday

Bishop Lumen's 70th Birthday

Most Rev. Lumen Monteiro CSC, the Bishop of the Diocese of Agartala turned 70 today (1 February 2022). The entire  diocese of Agartala extended cordial wishes and prayers for the bishop, as he celebrates his birthday. Unfortunately, he is tested positive to coronavirus, and is in quarantine at St Joseph's Hospital, Agartala. Bishop thanked God for the gift of life, and ministry ministry that is entrusted to him as the shepherd of the diocese of Agartala. We pray for Bishop's speedy recovery. 

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The beginning of the Catholic faith in Tripura dates back many centuries. Fr. Ignatius Gomes, a Jesuit priest made the first reference to the Christians of Mariamnagar in Agartala when he visited them in 1683. Fr. P. Barbe, the Pastor of Chittagong, visited Tripura in 1843. Holy Cross pioneering missionaries Fr. Louis Augustine Verite and Fr. Beboit Adolphe Mercier visited Agartala in 1856 and .... Read More »

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