Catholic priests injured in road accident, one critical


By : Matters India Reporter

Bhopal, Jan 11, 2019: Two Catholic priests have been injured one of them critically when the car in which they were travelling crashed on a tree in Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on January 11.

The injured have been admitted to a private hospital in state capital Bhopal where the condition of Divine Word priest Thomas Chacko who was driving the car said to be critical following seven fractures on his ribs and internal bleeding.

“His nephew Father Libin Thomas’ left leg is broken. Both of them are undergoing treatment at Narmada hospital”, says Father Fr James Simon SVD. Father Thomas was ordained a priest of Thalassery diocese in Southern Indian state of Kerala on December 31.

“The accident took place at Shobhapur on the way to hill station Pachmarhi from Bhopal when the car in which they were travelling went off the road and hit a tree while trying to avoid an oncoming two-wheeler”, Father Simon told Matters India.

“Father Chacko’s niece Sister Sino from the order of Missionary Sisters of Mary Immaculate (MSMI) who was also in the car, however, miraculously escaped unhurt”, the priest added.

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  1. I have repeatedly said that we need a psychological and sociological study on the alarming number of priests involved in road accidents, often fatal.

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