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God of surprises visited Regional Bible Institute, Bareilly on 2nd March, 2013, the day on which Fr. Thomas D'Sa completed his earthly journey. His unexpected demise was a big surprise and shock to everyone who knew him, his work and contacts in India and abroad. May his soul rest in peace is the prayer that reaches the Almighty every time and all occasion as a recognition of his commitment and dedication to the diocese, the Region and the Church in India.

The Regional Bible Institute (Sugranth Subodhana) was conceived as an extension of Nav Sadhana, the Regional Pastoral Centre, Varanasi by the Bishops, Theologians, and laity of the Agra Ecclesiastical Region, comprising of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan of North India. The Institute had begun to function in January 2009 in close collaboration with Nav Sadhana bringing about awareness of the Word of God along with the help of Indian Cultural Art Forms.

After about five months, the Bishops of the Region have appointed Fr. Babu Chirayath, a priest of Udaipur Diocese as the Director of Regional Bible Institute. Fr. Babu Chirayath is a well qualified and experienced person in steering the future of the Institute. I wish him best of God's blessings in spreading the Biblical Apostolate in the Hindi speaking region in the country.

Anthony Fernandes

Bishop of Bareilly,
Regional Bible Institute

From the Desk of the Director...

Even when we are about to celebrate the great feast of Christmas, the painful memory of 2nd of March 2013 still lingers around. Yes, the sudden demise of Fr. Thomas D'Sa has indeed created a great vacuum in the Church in North India, particularly in the Regional Bible Institute. Even while the door of the Bible Institute in Bareilly remains closed, I am trying to get the loose strings together and continue from where he had left. As I am entrusted with the diocesan Pastoral Centre in my own diocese besides the Regional Catechetical Commission, I will continue to work from Udaipur. I am greatful to Fr. Greory Frank who has promised to continue to help in the translation work.

Thanking the Regional Bishops for placing their trust in me and assuring everyone of my sincere effort,

Fr. Babu Chirayath

Regional Bible Institute