The Belgaum Diocese will be celebrating the golden jubilee of Fatima Cathedral for one year from October 7. Minister will inaugurate the celebrations for Major and Medium Irrigation Basavaraj Bommai, who is Minister in-charge of Belgaum district.
Bishop Peter Machado said that the cathedral was dedicated to ‘Our Lady of the Family Rosary of Fatima’, the patroness of the parish and the Belgaum Diocese.
Rev. Michael Rodrigues laid the first Bishop of the diocese the foundation stone for the cathedral on October 19, 1956. The cathedral was consecrated on March 25, 1958.