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Two Mangaluru diocese priests killed in road accident

Two Mangaluru diocese priests killed in road accident

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Nov 1, 2015: A pall of  gloom and sadness engulfed the catholic community this evening as the tragic news of a road accident in which two retired priests of  Vianny Home Kankanady, Rev. Maxim Furtado (74) and Rev. John D’Souza (73),  were killed,  and Fr Joseph Martis, rector of St Joseph Seminary, Jeppu, driving the vehicle  was injured and is in hospital.


Mangaluru diocese priests killed in road accident

Fr Maxim Furtado and Fr John D’Souza

Preliminary reports say that the priests were on their way  to Kulur church to take part in mass on the occasion of the birthday of parish priest Fr Harold D’Souza, it seems a gas tanker hit their vehicle near Kottara Chowki. Rev  Maxim and Rev John were declared dead at the hospital.

It is known that Rev Maxim E Furtado, from Madanthyar, born on November 19, 1941, and Rev John D’Souza  born on April 22, 1942, were ordained on the same day, September 27, 1967, and as senior retired priets were living in retirement, they have served the community and region in exemplary ways. The concern and prayer of the people of the city now is palpable.

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