India, Bhopal, 15th July 2015: CCV Reporter:
A soft spoken personality and an educationist at heart, Fr. Maria Stephen is the newly appointed Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the all the Christian Dioceses of Madhya Pradesh State and the Archdiocese of Bhopal in particular. The entire Christian community extends best wishes to him and to his new challenging assignment.
He truly deserves this honour due to his wide experience. He has served as the Youth Director of the Bhopal Diocese, Director of the Seminary, Principal of St. Joseph Co-ed School, Arera Colony, Parish Priest of Infant Jesus Church, Ayodhya Nagar and had a small stint as Principal at Astha.
At a personal level he is friendly, approachable and his creative mind always springs new ideas. Fr.Maria Stephen truly exemplifies a true blend of heart and mind. We wish him the very best in this new assignment.
Dr Leo Cornelio, Archbishop of Bhopal said" “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Fr. Maria Stephen as PRO. Fr. Maria brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role. I wish him success in his new duties.”
Commenting on the new appointment , Fr. Maria Stephen" The aim of the PRO is to establish Gospel values of Love, Peace and Justice. Through these values, it tries to bring all peoples together irrespective of cast or creed. This would further leads to the communion of communities".
The Bhopal Archdiocese has been serving the society for the last five decades through more than 50 convent schools, professional schools, health service centers, and social service centers spread across Madhya Pradesh. The Bhopal Archdiocese is currently headed by Archbishop Reverend Dr Leo Cornelio.