Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Salesian Priest murdered in Nepal

NEPAL Catholic Priest assassinated: the first in the history of Nepal - Asia News
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.

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.
Tragic! There are a lot of Indian priests working in Nepal. My friend, Fr. Jose, knows a lot of Indian Jesuits there.

Requiescat in pace. Pray for the persecuted church everywhere!

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