Mangaluru: Just two days ago, Mangaluru Bishop Rev. Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha had been to Anthony Katte near Bajpe, where the construction of St. Anthony Church is going on. While giving some suggestions after inspecting the work, the bishop had said that the place where the church is being built is holy one and a miracle is likely to happen shortly.
Surprisingly, on the same day, when the earth mover was engaged in digging the land, water appeared at the place, where the bishop was standing and informed that a miracle is likely to happen in the same place.
Prior to visiting this place, the bishop had attended the feast mass at the Bajpe Shrine where St. John Paul II had visited. Rev. Dr. Saldanha recalled having said that after the visit of former Pope St. John Paul II, there would be plenty of water available in the bore wells, despite the scarcity of water here earlier and the same happened.
Parish Priest Fr. Edwin Pinto, when contacted, informed that as the miracle had taken place, they were thinking of preserving that place as a sacred one. "As we consider this a miracle, enthusiasts keep on visiting the place. Hence, we are now planning to develop the place accordingly", he said.
When newskarnataka.com contacted St. Anthony Church Vice President Walter Montero, he said, " We had undertaken work on the barren land, using the JCB earth mover. As the water was found at half feet depth on the spot where the Bishop was standing, it is nothing but a miracle", he said.
The ongoing construction of St. Anthony Church expected to complete by the next six months.
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