Catholic priest in Punjab arrested for unaccounted cash

Fr Antony Madassery


By Matters India Reporter

Jalandhar, March 29, 2019: Officers of the Enforcement Directorate on March 29 arrested a prominent priest of Jalandhar diocese and three others for keeping unaccounted money, an Indian news agency tweeted.

Asian News International (ANI) identified the priest as Father Antony Madassery, director of Navjeevan (new life) Charitable Society, the social action arm of the diocese.

The priest is allegedly a close aide of Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar, who has been accused of rape by a nun, added. The bishop is currently out on bail.

The arrest took place after the directorate reportedly recovered unaccounted cash from the priest’s residence in Partappura near Jalandhar.

According to reports, Father Madassery has not produced any proof accounting for the seized cash.

Meanwhile dainikmail.com reported that more than 50 policemen raided the priest’s “palatial” residence and seized bags and licensed weapons.

The raid was conducted by a police team from Khanna, a city and a municipal council in the Ludhiana district of Punjab. They had reportedly kept their counterparts in Jalandhar in dark about the raid.

The Khanna police reportedly plan to address the media at 8 am on March 30.

Father Madassery is also superior general of Franciscan Missionaries of Jesus a diocesan religious congregation started by Bishop Mulakkal.

The 46-year-old priest holds several significant posts in the diocese.

He is one of the seven episcopal vicars of the diocese, a member of Episcopal Council, Curia, College of consulters, Financial Council, Presbyteral Council, diocesan board of education, Executive Committee of the Diocesan Board of Education, Building Committee (Sahodaya), and Board of Directors of Social Work Department.

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5 thoughts on “Catholic priest in Punjab arrested for unaccounted cash

  1. O my goodness! Are we seeing a GOAL here? 😀

    Quoting the “warning” the goal – “A day will come soon when most of the Catholic Churches will be deserted and the clergies will become unemployed.” ?!

    Well… Lord Jesus KNOWS how to take care of HIS BRIDE 🙂 HE KNOWS how to feed her correctly, to nourish and nurture her… NOT with lies n deception – O NEVER NEVER EVER! 🙂 BUT with HIS precious Body+Blood that each of HIS priests signify along with us who LOVE her…

    Much prayers continues for everyone,
    With love in Christ Jesus,
    Pari

  2. 2 things to note from a familiar pattern… (1) Is this not familiar “tamasha” for those who know the Gog… the one who knows “FakeNEWS” AND will not hesitate to flourish an array of comments anytime using a bunch of IDs? 🙂 Gog as in the one mentioned in Daniel… against “the holy ones” (Daniel 8:23-25)? (2) Is this not the result from familiar “snooping”? 🙂 As in over some targetted “choice persons” Na? Like over the Diocese of Jalandhar, because the intention is to prove someone who is yet to be proved criminal? Vengeance against Bishop Franco Mulakkal continues? Envy churning at the core along with past hurts…?

    For those complaining… is it not “normal transaction time” in our Catholic Church (and most probably in NGOs) to manage cash flows? To sum up and deposit in bulk depending on inflow? And has there been a validation? Are the results out for public scrutiny? So why is everyone so ready to throw muck along with the Gogs of the world over those who sacrificed their lives to serve? Indeed, IF all of those are mere multiple-IDs then there is NOT anyone truly complaining Na? 🙂 Just a “show” of venting over nothing, Na? 🙂

    Our Church and everyone else OUGHT TO KNOW of the “cameras of vengeance” from not mere mischief-makers, but from those with an agenda against her… NOPE! I am MOST CERTAIN it has nothing to do with the BJP / any other Govt agency, other than someone who most probably poses as a stooge to make a noise about fraud, when all the cameras must in The Truth be trained on him… NO EVIDENCE again? Na? 🙂

    Much prayers continue for everyone… O we ALL need deliverance from this menace at the earliest… We truly ought to pray+plead harder for all those going through persecution from THE REAL satanic forces working from behind the scenes…
    With love in Christ Jesus,
    Pari
    PS: Mercy n compassion for lies n deception will mean we are worshiping someone who is NOT The Truth… who is NOT God…

  3. One criminal grooms another criminal, may be, many other criminals!!! This is what the criminal Franco has done in Jalandhar. What is shocking is the seizure of “unaccounted cash” and “licensed weapons” from a “palatial house”!!!???!!! Interestingly, the priest had no proof or documents justifying the presence of the cash.

    I just wonder what is the CBCI doing? I now clearly understand that the CBCI is “hand-in-gloves” with the criminal bishop. The acting bishop is just a “puppet” in the hands of the criminal bishop.

    Moreover, what are the Apostolic Nuncio and the Vatican doing in spite of the media reports? The CBCI, the Nuncio and the Vatican officials seem to be in “deep sleep”, “unconcerned” and “insensitive” to what is happening within the Catholic Church, especially, the clerical sex abuses and criminal activities by the clergy.

    These CRIMINAL CLERGIES MUST BE CRUCIFIED (punished in public).

    Warning: A day will come soon when most of the Catholic Churches will be deserted and the clergies will become unemployed.

  4. One criminal grooms another criminal, may be, many other criminals!!! This is what the criminal Franco has done in Jalandhar. What is shocking is the seizure of “unaccounted cash” and “licensed weapons” from a “palatial house”!!!???!!! Interestingly, the priest had no proof or documents justifying the presence of the cash.

    I just wonder what is the CBCI doing? I now clearly understand that the CBCI is “hand-in-gloves” with the criminal bishop. The acting bishop is just a “puppet” in the hands of the criminal bishop.

    Moreover, what is the Apostolic Nuncio and the Vatican doing in spite of the media reports? The CBCI, the Nuncio and the Vatican officials seem to be in “deep sleep”, “unconcerned” and “insensitive” to what is happening within the Catholic Church, especially, the clerical sex abuses and criminal activities by the clergy.

    These CRIMINAL CLERGIES MUST BE CRUCIFIED (punished in public).

    Warning: A day will come soon when most of the Catholic Churches will be deserted and the clergies will become unemployed.

  5. Jalandhar and Franco are a huge blot on the church. Unaccounted cash, palatial building, weapons – seems like the hideout of a mafia don. What action is the acting Bishop Agnelo taking? Awaiting more details.

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