Milagres Church, Mangalore

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The Milagres Church is a historic Roman Catholic Church situated in the Hampankatta locality of Mangalore. The church was built in 1680 by Bishop Thomas de Castro, a Theatine from Divar, Goa. The original structure was constructed at the site of the present-day cemetery. It is one of the oldest churches in Dakshina Kannada.
Due to its substantial Roman Catholic population, Mangalore occupied a prominent place in the church administration in India during the 17th century. The Goan Catholics who migrated to Canara lacked priestly leadership, as many of the migrant priests had returned to Goa when the Portuguese withdrew from the region. In 1658, a Carmelite missionary, Fr. Vincento Maria de Santa Catharina visited Canara and reported to Rome about the miserable state of Christianity in that region. The Holy See came to the aid of the Canara Christians, and appointed a Theatine, Bishop Thomas de Castro as the Vicar Apostolic of Canara and Malabar in 1674. Bishop de Castro arrived in Mangalore in 1677, and received a piece of land from the Keladi Queen Chennamma as gift. After the church was constructed there in 1680, he took up residency in its quarters. Bishop de Castro died on 16 July 1684, and his remains were buried in the south eastern corner of the cemetery, where his grave may be identified by its bronze slab next to the St. Monica Chapel.
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  • Milagres church is another well known church in Mangalore. Distinct with it's all white exteriors, it's a church frequented by not just the local parishioners but also from far and wide  more »
  • A Beautiful Church located in the Heart of the City known as Hampankatte you can access Buses from here to any knook an corner of Mangalore & Udupi District,very near to Mangalore Central Railway Stat...  more »
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  • Love it.The art inside the church magnificent. There is lots of space to park your vehicles.if you be here you will get busy because there will be a lot of function and program held there. so if your Christian then your guys are the lucky one and the best place to visit for tourism
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