Catholic Diocese of Mangalore in it’s official publication has reported that the Bishop of Mangalore Most Rev Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha, has appointed Mr Ronald Castelino as Public Relations Officer (P.R.O.) of the Diocese of Mangalore, with effect from November 7, 2020, for three years. Among the responsibilities of his office, a P.R.O. is called to establish contacts with media and journalists at all levels, government offices and ministers; monitor and respond to media reports on issues affecting the diocese; organise press conferences and press releases from time to time; prepare written statements and news releases, and so on. The work of church public relations, then, is not to lead us into subservience to public opinion, but rather to lift the level of public opinion itself — above the level of ignorance, speculation, suspicion and prejudice — so that the facts may come forth clear and undistorted, that their power undimmed may be felt in the lives of people.
The report also thanked Mr Marcel Monteiro for his 24 years of dedicated service to the diocese as P.R.O. He has given his best to the diocese in this ministry. Moreover, he has carried out his role without seeking any limelight. His availability to the diocese and the time spent for the needs of the diocese merit a special mention., and expressed gratitude for his pro bono services.