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Unique rosary expo held in Mangaluru

The four-day expo was inaugurated by Bishop Aloysius Paul D'Souza of Mangalore on November 9.

 
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Mangaluru: 

A collection of 50,000 rosaries from 80 countries were on display at a rosary exhibition held at the Rosario Cathedral here.

The four-day expo was inaugurated by Bishop Aloysius Paul D'Souza of Mangalore on November 9.

The expo was organized as part of the 450th anniversary celebrations of Rosario Cathedral dedicated to Our Lady of Rosary. It is also the first Roman Catholic Church built in 1568.

Fr J B Crasta, parish priest of Rosario Cathedral, said that the exhibition was organised by Sabu Caiter from Kerala, a businessman by profession and rosary collector by passion. Rosary is a chain of beads used by Catholics during prayer dedicated to Mother Mary.

Sabu has a collection of more than 50,000 rosaries. Some of these include rosaries used by St Mother Teresa and blessed by St Pope John Paul II.

Fr Crasta said this was a first-of-its-kind exhibition in undivided Dakshina Kannada district and for Sabu it's the 125th. Sabu wants to enter Guinness world record by organizing more of such expos. His family has dedicated itself to organising such exhibitions across the country free of cost.

Apart from rosaries, the expo had more than 200 unique statues of Mother Mary and 100 Holy Cross.

Source: Times of India

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