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Cardinal Lourdusamy
Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy
Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy
(5 February 1924 – 2 June 2014) was an Indian cardinal of the Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Church. He was the Prefect
Prefect
of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches in the Roman Curia
Roman Curia
and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1985. His episcopical motto was Aedificare domum Dei which means "To build the house of God". He was the fourth cardinal from India
India
and the first curial cardinal of Asia outside of the Middle East.Contents1 Biography1.1 Bishop 1.2 Cardinal 1.3 Death2 References 3 External linksBiography[edit] Lourdusamy was born in Kalleri (Archdiocese of Pondicherry), India, as the seventh of twelve children of Annamarie (aka Matharasi) and Duraisamy Simeon. Lourdusamy was the elder brother of priest and theologian D. S
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Indian Name
Indian family names are based on a variety of systems and naming conventions, which vary from region to region. Names are also influenced by religion and caste and may come from epics. India's population speaks a wide variety of languages and nearly every major religion in the world has a following in India. This variety makes for subtle, often confusing, differences in names and naming styles
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Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
(/ˈtʃɛnaɪ/ ( listen); formerly known as Madras /məˈdrɑːs/ ( listen) or /-ˈdræs/[12]) is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast
Coromandel Coast
off the Bay of Bengal, it is one of the biggest cultural, economic and educational centres in South India. According to the 2011 Indian census, it is the sixth-largest city and fourth-most populous urban agglomeration in India. The city together with the adjoining regions constitute the Chennai
Chennai
Metropolitan Area, which is the 36th-largest urban area by population in the world.[13] Chennai
Chennai
is among the most visited Indian cities by foreign tourists
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Episcopal See
An episcopal see is, in the usual meaning of the phrase, the area of a bishop's ecclesiastical jurisdiction.[1][2] Phrases concerning actions occurring within or outside an episcopal see are indicative of the geographical significance of the term, making it synonymous with "diocese".[3][4][5][6] The word "see" is derived from Latin
Latin
sedes, which in its original or proper sense denotes the seat or chair that, in the case of a bishop, is the earliest symbol of the bishop's authority.[7] This symbolic chair is also known as the bishop's cathedra, and is placed in the diocese principal church, which for that reason is called the bishop's cathedral, from Latin
Latin
ecclesia cathedralis, meaning the church of the cathedra
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Cardinal (Catholicism)
A cardinal (Latin: Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae cardinalis, literally Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church) is a senior ecclesiastical leader, considered a Prince of the Church, and usually (now always for those created when still within the voting age-range) an ordained bishop of the Roman Catholic Church. The cardinals of the Church are collectively known as the College of Cardinals. The duties of the cardinals include attending the meetings of the College and making themselves available individually or in groups to the Pope
Pope
as requested. Most have additional duties, such as leading a diocese or archdiocese or managing a department of the Roman Curia. A cardinal's primary duty is electing the bishop of Rome
Rome
when the see becomes vacant
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Prefect
Prefect
Prefect
(from the Latin
Latin
praefectus, substantive adjectival[1] form of praeficere: "put in front", i.e., in charge) is a magisterial title of varying definition, but which, basically, refers to the leader of an administrative area. A prefect's office, department, or area of control is called a prefecture, but in various post- Roman empire
Roman empire
cases there is a prefect without a prefecture or vice versa
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Roman Curia
The Roman Curia
Curia
is the administrative apparatus of the Holy See[a] and the central body through which the Roman Pontiff
Roman Pontiff
conducts the affairs of the universal Catholic Church
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Theology
Theology
Theology
is the critical study of the nature of the divine
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Mugaiyur
Mugaiyur is one of the block in Viluppuram
Viluppuram
District, Tamil Nadu, India.Contents1 Etymology 2 History 3 Politics 4 ReferencesEtymology[edit] The name Mugaiyur means mugai (bud) + oor (a small settlement or village). The story goes like this: the ruler of Tirukoilur, Malayaman Thirumudikkaari used to get flower buds from this village for pujas performed in the temple in Tirukoilur. Still there are evidences which suggest there had been a 'Poonthottam'(Flower Garden) from which buds had been sent to the Temple. History[edit] Mugaiyur is one of the earlier Christian Missionary foot-holds in Northern Tamil Nadu. It has a 125-year-old church whose patron saint is St.Xavier. Demographically the Christian population of Mugaiyur is slightly higher than that of the Hindus
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Holy Orders
In the Christian churches, Holy Orders are ordained ministries such as bishop, priest or deacon. In the Roman Catholic (Latin: sacri ordines), Eastern Catholic, Eastern Orthodox (ιερωσύνη [hierōsynē], ιεράτευμα [hierateuma], Священство [Svyashchenstvo]), Oriental Orthodox, Anglican, Assyrian, Old Catholic, Independent Catholic and some Lutheran
Lutheran
churches, holy orders are[clarification needed] the three ministerial orders of bishop, priest and deacon[citation needed], or the sacrament or rite by which candidates are ordained to those orders. Except for Lutherans and some Anglicans, these churches regard ordination as a sacrament (the sacramentum ordinis). The Anglo-Catholic tradition within Anglicanism identifies more with the Roman Catholic position about the sacramental nature of ordination. Denominations have varied conceptions of Holy Orders
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Paris Foreign Missions Society
The Society of Foreign Missions of Paris (French: Société des Missions étrangères de Paris, short M.E.P.) is a Roman Catholic missionary organization. It is not a religious institute, but an organization of secular priests and lay persons dedicated to missionary work in foreign lands.[1] The Society of Foreign Missions of Paris was established 1658-63
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Roman Catholic Archdiocese Of Pondicherry And Cuddalore
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Pondicherry and Cuddalore Latin: Pondicherien(sis) et Cuddaloren(sis) is an archdiocese located in the cities of Pondicherry and Cuddalore in India.Contents1 History1.1 The Mission of The Jesuits And The Capuchins 1.2 The Boundaries Of the Carnatic Mission 1.3 Jesuits Replaced By Foreign Mission Fathers 1.4 The First Vicar Apostolic And The First Archbishop 1.5 The Final Formation2 Leadership2.1 Superior of Karnatic Mission / Pondicherry 2.2 Vicars Apostolic 2.3 Archbishops3 Bishops and Cardinals from this Archdiocese3.1 Bishops 3.2 Cardinal4 Suffragan dioceses 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] With a land area of 11,348 square kilometers, the Archdiocese of Pondicherry-Cuddalore extends over the Pondicherry and Karaikal civil districts of Puducherry union territory and the civil districts of Cuddalore and Viluppuram of Tamil Nadu state. In 2001, the total population of the area was 6,151,891
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Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Puducherry
Three time in the years:1693 by Dutch Around 1730 1761 by British But church was re-built at the same site every time.AdministrationParish Cathedral ParishArchdiocese Archdiocese of Pondicherry and CuddaloreClergyArchbishop Msgr. Antony AnandarayarPriest(s) Rev. Fr. A. Arulanandam Immaculate Conception Cathedral is the cathedral mother church for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Pondicherry and Cuddalore. It is located in the Union territory of Puducherry. It is also known as "Samba Kovil" (Tamil: சம்பா கோயில்), which is a phonetic corruption of "Saint Paul’s Kovil" where "Kovil" means church.Contents1 History 2 Gallery2.1 The Church 2.2 Statues and Altars in the Church 2.3 Cathedral Cemetery3 See also 4 ReferencesHistory[edit]The Jesuit Fathers came to the French colony of Pondicherry as missionaries in 1689. There they bought a very large garden to the west of the French Fort
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Style (manner Of Address)
A style of office or honorific is an official or legally recognized title.[1][2] A style, by tradition or law, precedes a reference to a person who holds a post or political office, and is sometimes used to refer to the office itself. An honorific can also be awarded to an individual in a personal capacity. Such styles are particularly associated with monarchies, where they may be used by a wife of an office holder or of a prince of the blood, for the duration of their marriage
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Auxiliary Bishop
An auxiliary bishop is a bishop assigned to assist the diocesan bishop in meeting the pastoral and administrative needs of the diocese. Auxiliary bishops are titular bishops of sees that no longer exist. In Catholic Church, auxiliary bishops exist in both the Latin Church and in the Eastern Catholic Churches. The particular duties of an auxiliary bishop are given by the diocesan bishop and can vary widely depending on the auxiliary bishop, the ordinary, and the needs of the diocese. In a larger archdiocese, they might be in assigned to serve a portion of the archdiocese (sometimes called deaneries, regions, or vicariates) or to serve a particular population such as immigrants or those of a particular heritage or language
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Bangalore
Bangalore
Bangalore
(/bæŋɡəˈlɔːr/), officially known as Bengaluru[15] ([ˈbeŋɡəɭuːɾu] ( listen)), is the capital of the Indian state
Indian state
of Karnataka. It has a population of over ten million,[9] making it a megacity and the third most populous city and fifth most populous urban agglomeration in India.[16] It is located in southern India
India
on the Deccan Plateau. Its elevation is over 900 m (3,000 ft) above sea level, the highest of India's major cities.[17] A succession of South Indian dynasties, the Western Gangas, the Cholas and the Hoysalas, ruled the present region of Bangalore
Bangalore
until in 1537 CE, Kempé Gowdā – a feudal ruler under the Vijayanagara Empire – established a mud fort considered to be the foundation of modern Bangalore
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