Celebrate 2016 as Year of Mercy says Bishop
Christians of all denominations of the city celebrated at the Christmas programme organised for conveying the message of peace and harmony, at benon Smith Degree college ground Belagavi, on Sunday. Rev Shadrach said that as Christmas is nearing & here today all the Christians have gathered to bow down before the messiah of peace and love ‘JESUS’. Bishop Machado said-“Pope Francis has asked all the churches in the world to celebrate the coming year as the year of mercy as the world is experiencing unrest, violence and revengeful attitude. So the need of the hour is mercy and forgiveness.” Various cultural programmes were also held.
Bishop of Belagavi Diocese Rev Peter Machado, Deputy Mayor Meena Vaz, and other dignitaries were also present for the celebrations.