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Konkani Bible Website Launched

Click on the picture for large size picture. Konkani Bible Website inaugurated by Bishop Aloysius Paul D'Souza, Mangalore

July 26, 2007:

The entire Konkani Bible is now available online in Kannada script.

On the occassion of the Platinum Jubilee celebration of the Catholic Board of Education held at the Bishop's house July 26, 2007, the Bishop of Mangalore, Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D'Souza inaugurated the Konkani Bible website - http://www.konkanibible.org/

The Konkani language spoken by over 1.7 million speakers in India, especially in the western coastal regions, is one of India's 22 official languages. The three predominantly Konkani dioceses of Goa, Mangalore & Karwar alone account for over 1 million of India's Catholics.

Expressing "great joy" over the website, Bishop D'Souza, in his written message, explained that the Sacred Scriptures is the vehicle of God's self-communication. He prayed that through this website "all [Konkani] people come to know God and bear witness to Christ".

The Konkani Bible (Kannada-script) released by the Diocese of Mangalore during the Great Jubilee Year 2000, was put online through the efforts of KonkaniCatholics.com, an online community of Konkani speaking Catholics around the world.

This project was co-ordinated by Austine Crasta, Brahmavar with the support of Fr. Francis X. Lewis, PRO, Mangalore Diocese. The preparation and editing of the electronic form of the text was done by Michael Mendonca, Santhekatte-Kallianpur, while the website designed and developed by Arun & Maria Valdar, Loreto.

In this age of information technology, it is hoped that the online Konkani Bible will be a great blessing to all Konkani speaking Christians around the world desiring to read the "word of God" in their mother tongue.

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