Fr Chetan Lobo, Capuchin is appointed
as the new PRO of Udupi diocese
Fr Chetan Lobo, Capuchin took charge as the PRO of Udupi diocese in a
simple ceremony held at Bishop’s House on June 07, 2019. In addition, he
also assumed office as the Director of Commission for Social
The newly appointed PRO, Fr Chetan Lobo, Capuchin was administered the
oath of office by Most Rev. Dr Gerald Lobo, the bishop of Udupi. The
incumbent PRO Fr Denis D’sa (now the parish priest of Shirva) and the
incumbent Director of Social Communications Fr Valerian Mendonca (now
the parish priest of Udupi) were participated in the oath taking
ceremony. The Diocesan Education Secretary Fr Vincent Crasta, Fr Stephen
D’Souza, director of Divya Jyothi, Fr Reginald Pinto, director of
Sampada, Sr Veera, director of ICDP, Mr Alphonse D’Costa, Secretary of
Diocesan Pastoral Council were present on the occasion.
Fr Chetan Lobo, has worked as the Editor of the diocesan fortnightly
Konkani magazine ‘Uzvaad’ for six years since its inception. He has a
post-graduate degree in Social Communications from Salesian University,
Rome. He is a prolific writer in Konkani, Kannada and English languages.
He delivers lectures in Media and Communication is several seminaries
and institutions. He also conducts workshops on media matters in schools
and colleges. Among his literary works the recently published collection
of his editorials ‘Pavsadhonu’ (Rainbow) is acclaimed by everyone.