Archdiocesan Official Appointments

Fr Ternan Monteiro, SJ : to be Priest-in-charge, St. Joseph the Worker Church, Mumbra
Fr Simon Tuscano  : (on loan from Agra) to be Assistant, St. Anthony Church, Saki Naka and Principal of St. Anthony High School, Saki Naka
Fr Savio Rodrigues  : to be Assistant, St. Paul Church, Dadar East
Fr Ashlon Noronha, CSsR : to be Assistant, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Chembur
Fr Ivo Dias, OCD  : to be Assistant, St. Joseph Church, Mira Road
Fr Lester Vaz   : to be assigned to the Metropolitan Tribunal with residence at Our Lady of Dolours Church, Sonapur.
Fr John Rumao   : has been released for campus ministry at St. John’s College, Palghar
Fr Ryan Alex   : (newly ordained) to be Assistant, St. John the Baptist Church, Thane
Fr Robin Fargose  : (newly ordained) to be Assistant, Most Holy Trinity Church, Powai
Fr Desmond Fernandes : (newly ordained) to be Assistant, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Borivli
Fr Godwin Fernandes  : (newly ordained) to be Assistant, St. Lawrence Church, Wagle Estate
Fr Michael Pinto  : (newly ordained) deputed to do B. Ed., with residence at St Francis      Xavier Church, Dabul
Fr Nasli Reporter  : (newly ordained) to be Assistant, Our Lady of Mercy Church, Pokhran
Fr Samuel Ribeiro  : (newly ordained) to be Assistant, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Malad, West
Fr Clarence Sequeira  : (newly ordained) to be Assistant, St. Anthony Church, Vakola
Fr Pascal Sinor   : (newly ordained) to be Assistant, Holy Cross Church, Kurla
The above appointments take effect from June 1, 2012.
+ Oswald Cardinal Gracias,
Archbishop of Bombay
May 22, 2012.
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Publication: The Times Of India Mumbai. Date May 26, 2012


Quake study says Jesus was

crucified on April 3, 33 AD


Washington: A study on earthquake activity at the Dead Sea has revealed the exact date of Jesus’ crucifixion, which has been debated for years. Researchers believe that Jesus, as described in the New Testament, was crucified on Friday April 3, 33 AD.

Textual and geological clues, along with astronomical data, support the date, the Discovery News reported.

Geologists investigated the 4,000-year chronology of earthquake disturbances within the uppermost 19 feet of laminated sediment of the Dead Sea to determine the exact date of Jesus’ crucifixion.

The latest investigation focused on earthquake activity at the Dead Sea, located 13 miles from Jerusalem.

To analyse earthquake activity in the region, geologist Jefferson Williams of Supersonic Geophysical and colleagues Markus Schwab and Achim Brauer of the German Research Center for Geosciences studied three cores from the beach of Ein Gedi Spa adjacent to the Dead Sea.

Varves, which are annual layers of deposition in the sediments, reveal that at least two major earthquakes affected the core: a widespread earthquake in 31 BC and an early first century seismic event that happened sometime between 26 AD – 36 AD.

The latter period occurred during “the years when Pontius Pilate was procurator of Judea and when the earthquake of the Gospel of Matthew is historically constrained,” Williams said. “The day and date of the crucifixion (Good Friday) are known with a

fair degree of precision,” he said. But the year has been in question.

In terms of textual clues to the date of the crucifixion, Williams quoted a Nature paper authored by Colin Humphreys and Graeme Waddington. When data about the Jewish calendar and astronomical calculations are factored in, a handful of possible dates result, with Friday April 3, 33 AD being the best match, according to the researchers. ANI

Christ before Pontius Pilate, Mihály Munkácsy,...

Christ before Pontius Pilate, Mihály Munkácsy, 1881 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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