Sunday, March 19, 2006

GOA: Fr Eusebio Ferrao found murdered

News Reports Related to the Murder of Fr. Eusebio Ferrao, Parish Priest of St. Francis Xavier Church, Macasana, Goa

SUMMARY: A Catholic priest in the Goa Archdiocese of India, Fr. Eusebio Ferrao, was found murdered on Saturday morning (18th March 2006) in the presbytery of the St. Francis Xavier Church in Macasana in South Goa, where he served as Parish Priest.

PRESS STATEMENT Issued by the Diocesan Centre For Social Communications Media

Below is a statement from the Diocesan Centre For Social Communications Media on Saturday's murder of the parish priest of Macasana:

We are deeply pained and anguished at the cold blooded murder of our diocesan priest Fr. Eusebio Ferrao. He was found murdered in his parish residence on 18th morning when the parishioners came to attend the mass. We condemn this grave act of cowardice on our priest and appeal to the concerned authorities to take urgent and concerted measures to nab the culprits at the earliest.

Fr. Ferrao, a 61 year old priest, served the diocese in different capacities in the parishes of Piedade-Divar, Ambelim-Assolna, Carambolim and Agacaim. He was also the member of the Diocesan Commission for Liturgy and served as Dean of the Goa Velha deanery. He was the parish priest of St. Francis Xavier parish, Macazana until his death.

We ardently pray for our brother priest, Fr. Eusebio Ferrão that he may enjoy the eternal abode of our Heavenly Father, for which we all yearn.

- Diocesan Centre For Social Communications Media

More Information in the news reports below.

Zenit - The World Seen From Rome

Catholic World News (CWN)


Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN)

Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI)

The Indian Catholic - News site of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI)

Navhind Times on the Web

oHeraldo Goa's Complete Online News Edition

Goanet :: Where Goans Connect Goa Website

Daijiworld Serving Mangaloreans Around the World

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