It is fitting to thank the Lord for the marvelous works He has done for us. The Lord has entrusted me this great responsibility of caring for His people in the Diocese of Jullundur.
You have manifested through your presence in large numbers at my installation ceremony your faith, trust, love, joy and acceptance of my appointment as your new shepherd. The dignitaries who came from India and abroad for the installation were highly impressed by the faith of the Church in Punjab. They have returned strengthened in their faith, for we all hold the same faith of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
As I said in my first homily as the Bishop of Jullundur, I repeat that all are equal in the Diocese. From the new born baby to the Bishop, all have equal rights and duties. All discharge their duties according to their office in the Church. I will be the first one to die for you, if any danger comes against the Church of Punjab.
I request you to pray for me, that I may faithfully carry out this great pastoral responsibility the Lord has entrusted upon me. With your prayers and support, with faith working through charity, together we shall build this Diocese as part of God’s Kingdom. May the Blessed Virgin Mary, the patroness of our Diocese accompany us in this spiritual journey.
Bishop of Jalandhar