A Catholic priest, Salesian Fr. John Prakash, 62 years old was killed last night in Sirsiya (Morang district), in east Nepal. He is the first priest to be killed in the country. Police have opened an inquest into his death, their suspicions falling on a terrorist group.Tragic! There are a lot of Indian priests working in Nepal. My friend, Fr. Jose, knows a lot of Indian Jesuits there.
Fr. John Prakash, a native of Kerala India had worked in Nepal for over 10 years (see photo). He was the principal of Don Bosco School and lived along with two other Salesians in their residence attached to the school.
Requiescat in pace. Pray for the persecuted church everywhere!