Fr JP Tauro of Mangalore Diocese is no more

3:41 PM, Friday, February 8th, 2013
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Fr JP TauroMangalore : Fr Joseph Peter Tauro, a priest of the Diocese of Mangalore passed away on  February 8 Friday morning at a private hospital in Mangalore due to  Congestive Cardiac Failure He was 74 years old and a priest for the last 48 years.

Born at Gurpur (Kaudur) Parish on March 3rd 1939 as the son of Casmir Tauro and Ignatia Lobo, after  his priestly studies at St Joseph’s Seminary, Mangalore he was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Mangalore on December 2, 1964.

He has served as  Assistant Parish Priest of Karkala, Attur and Valencia parishes for 4 years,  as  Chaplain of Mukka Parish for 11 years, as Parish Priest of Udupi  for 8 years, Pangala for 7 years, Bendur for 8 years and Bejai for 7 years.

After, he retired from  active priestly ministry in 2010, he was rendering spiritual services at Little Sisters of the Poor, home for the aged at Bajjodi for a year and with failing health moved to Vianney Home, Kankanady, retired priests’ home  in May 2011.

Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, the Bishop of the Diocese of Mangalore has condoled the death of  Fr Tauro.

Fr J. P. Tauro has built number of infra structures in the parishes wherever he served.    He has built the Udupi Church.  He has built priests’ residences in Mukka, Pangala, Udupi, Bendur and Bejai parishes.  He has built multi purpose hall in Mukka.  He is known to have worked with systematic pastoral approach.  He has taken lead to bring in permissions and facilities, permission to continue High School and establishment of the Pre University Course in the Lourdes Central School of Bejai.



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