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To. All the Clergy, Religious and Lay People of Salem Diocese.
Posted On : 01-04-2020

Dear Rev. Father, Brothers, Sisters and the Catholic Faithful of Salem
Diocese,

Greetings from Bishop S. Singaroyan!

I would like to inform you all that His Holiness Pope Francis has
accepted my resignation from the pastoral care of the Diocese of
Salem for health reasons and he has appointed His Lordship Rt.
Rev. Lawrence Pius Dorairaj, Bishop of Dharmapuri, as Apostolic
Administrator sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the
Diocese of Salem. This Ecclesiastical provision was made public in
Rome on Monday 9th March 2020 at noon, corresponding to 16.30
hours in India.

As I am laying down my office as the Bishop of Salem Diocese, I thank
wholeheartedly all the Clergy, Religious and Lay People of Salem
diocese for your kind collaboration for the past 19 years in my service
to Salem Diocese.

From this time onwards:

* The office of the Vicar General and Vicars Forane and
the Council of Priests, Diocesan Pastoral Council and
Diocesan Finance Council become vacant as per
Canon Law.

* All appointments made and programmes fixed with me
for various liturgical and other functions in Salem
Diocese stand cancelled.

* Kindly contact the Apostolic Administrator of Salem
diocese for all official needs. Please do not call on me
for any official or administrative matters.

* My name being mentioned in the Eucharistic prayer
will be stopped immediately.

With heart full of gratitude to God and to you all, I take leave. God
bless you all!

Yours in Christ Jesus,

Rt. Rev. Dr. S. Singaroyan
Bishop of Salem.

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