Priest killed in road accident in Kerala


By: Matters India Reporter

Perumbavoor, Nov 11: A 32-year-old Catholic priest belonging to the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (C.M.I.) congregation died in a road accident in the early hours of Nov 11

Fr Bijo Karikkarappally was on his way to celebrate Mass near Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district when his motor bike collided with a tipper lorry. He suffered serious injuries and died at the scene of the accident.

Fr Bijo who hails from Chemmanathukara near Vaikom in Kottayam District was a member of the Sacred Heart (SH) Province known as Rajagiri Province of the CMI congregation. He was serving at Sevagram – a children’s village and hospice in Pothy, near Thalayolaparambu . He was ordained a priest on Jan 1, 2017.

Mortal remains will be kept at Sevagram, Pothy till Nov 13 morning. The funeral will be held on Nov 13 at 2.30pm at the Rajagiri Provincial house in Kalamassery.

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2 thoughts on “Priest killed in road accident in Kerala

  1. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let your perpetual light shine upon Fr Bijo. Wishing strength and courage to all his loved ones. God bless.

  2. Condolences and concern as well. Why do so many priests die in road accidents? Are they careless, or have some of them suddenly got something that they may not have got if they were not priests? Need soul searching.

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