Mumbai (RBI), Jan.17: Pope Francis has declared the year of St Joseph from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021. On this occasion he has given the apostolic letter Patris Cordae which consists of the qualities of St Joseph. Mangala Jyothi Publication of the Diocese of Mangalore has published a new book on the life of St Joseph in konkani.
The inauguration of this book took place at Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte, Mangalore by Most Rev. Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore. The Provincial of Carmelites Rev. Dr. Pius D’Souza, the Superior of St Joseph Monastery Fr. Charles, the Director of the Shrine Fr. Rovel D’Souza and Director of Mangala Jyothi, Fr Vijay Machado were present on this occasion.