Indian priest murdered on Easter Sunday

 

4/2/2013

Indian priest murdered on Easter Sunday

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Missionary news agency AsiaNews reports on the bloody murder of the rector of the seminary in Bangalore on Easter night

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“Dozens of priests, seminarians and lay Catholics celebrated a mass in memory of Fr. K.J. Thomas this morning, the rector of the seminary in Bangalore (Karnataka) murdered yesterday morning at dawn,” AsiaNews reports.

 

“Police continue to investigate a murder described as “brutal, terrible and senseless” by Msgr. Bernard Moras, Archbishop of Bangalore, speaking to AsiaNews. In the coming hours the priest’s body will be transported in Ootacamund, his native diocese, where the funeral will take place. The local bishop will communicate the date as soon as it has been decided.”

 

“According to preliminary reports, the murder took place between 2:30 and 3 am on April 1, at which time cries were heard. The battered body was found at the table of the pontifical St. Peter’s seminary at dawn. According to police, the rain that hit Bangalore on Easter night helped cover the murderers’ actions, allowing them to enter the building undisturbed. The motive is not yet clear, but it seems that the attackers hit Fr. Thomas over the head and face with a brick to prevent him from raising the alarm.”

 

According to AsiaNews, “the face and body of the priest were so mangled that priests and seminarians struggled to recognize him. Police suggest the motive for the attack was theft, given that some documents were missing from the office of Fr. Thomas and the administration. However, his computer, iPad and other assets were not touched.

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2 comments on “Indian priest murdered on Easter Sunday

  1. Requiescat in pace.

  2. O God, Thou didst raise Thy servant, Father K.J. Thomas, to the sacred priesthood of Jesus Christ, according to the Order of Melchisedech, giving him the sublime power to offer the Eternal Sacrifice, to bring the Body and Blood of Thy Son Jesus Christ down upon the Altar, and to absolve the sins of men in Thine own Holy Name. We beseech Thee to reward his faithfulness and to forget his faults, admitting him speedily into Thy Holy Presence, there to enjoy forever the recompense of his labors. This we ask through Jesus Christ Thy Son, Our Lord. Amen.

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