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Mangaluru, Nov 3 : Pope Francis has appointed Mangalore Diocese Priest Rev. Alfred Rayan D’Souza as "Chaplain to His Holiness".

A Chaplain of His Holiness is a priest to whom the Pope has granted this title. They are addressed as Monsignor and have certain privileges, such as regards ecclesiastical dress. Presently, Msgr Alfred Rayan is serving as Second Secretary at the Apostolic Nunciature in the Republic of Croatia.

Rev. Alfred Rayan hails from Pangala in Udupi district. He was born on 7 March 1980 and ordained as a priest on April 15, 2008 for the Diocese of Mangalore. He served as assistant parish priest at Rosario Cathedral in 2008-10, and as assistant director of Gladson Home in 2010 -11. From 2011 he attended higher studies in Rome.

Mangalore Diocese congratulates him and wishes him all the best.

(with inputs from Diocesan Official Publication)

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