Since Bishop Basil S. D'Souza passed away on 5.9.1996, he was elected Administrator of the Diocese and he was appointed Bishop of Mangalore on 18 December 1996 and was installed in the Diocesan Cathedral on 27 December 1996.
The Bishop is accepted by the people as people's Bishop . He
lives true to his
Episcopal Motto, "With the Compassion of Jesus Christ".
is kind and compassionate to his