Thursday, October 18, 2007

63 christist priests in Kerala face criminal charges (murder, rape, molestation, assault, abduction, theft and cheating)

oct 18th, 2007

obviously doing the work of the 'religion of luuuuuuuuuuv'.

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From: ven

63 priests in Kerala face criminal charges
Don Sebastian
Friday, October 19, 2007  04:33 IST

Offences include murder, rape, molestation, assault, abduction, theft and cheating

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Forget the sheep, the Church has a tough task ahead in reclaiming its lost shepherds. If the data released by the Kerala Police is any indication, the weeds have spread among the wheat.

As many as 63 Christian priests in the state face criminal charges pending against them, reveals documents yielded as per the Right to Information Act.

Murder, attempt to murder, rape, molestation, assault, abduction, theft, break-in, cheating…almost every offence under the Indian Penal Code —and of course, the Ten Commandments — has been committed by the deviant priests. Worse, the biblical whitewashed tombs are still at the helm of affairs in parishes.

Going by the crime records of the past seven years, two priests have been accused of murder while ten are charged with attempt to murder. Yet another is booked for aiding in a murder. Joseph Antony and Maria Lal Manjali are accused of homicide.

Babu Chirakkavur, Mathew Jacob, ET Johnson, KP Mathai, Joy T Varghese, Jiju Varghese, Reji are accused of attempt to murder in cases registered in different police stations. Giving them company is Paul Payyappilly, parish priest of Pavaratti St Joseph's Church, held under Explosives Act.

Priests also excel in crimes of passion. Five of them are rape accused. Jose Thadathil and TJ Joy, a CSI parish priest, are just two. Jose works in the Divine Retreat Centre, a pilgrim centre near Thrissur facing criminal inquiry ordered by the Kerala High Court. Sisters Viola and Nirmala are also involved in the case.

Father Joseph in Kollam is caught in an immoral traffic case. Ernakulam Infant Jesus Church vicar Thomas is an accused in a molestation case while Father Paul Vilangumpara is accused of molestation and abduction.

Yet another priest in coastal Thiruvananthapuram is accused of rape. Most of the priests have incurred cheating charges against them as part of their managerial functions.

Thomas Pothanamuzhi, Fr Thomas Kizhakkedath and Fr Ouseph — the principal, manager and former principal of St Aloysius College, Edathuva — have been accused of breach of trust.

A similar case has been charged in 2005 against  Andrews Thekkekkandam, a vicar in Thamarasseri, the nerve centre of the Catholic Church's present tirade against the Left government.

As many as five priests are accused of theft and break-in, taking the total number of the seeds on rocky ground to 63. This list excludes the suspects in the sensational murder of a nun in Kottayam in 1992.

Earlier, the CBI had taken two priests and two nuns to undergo truth serum tests in connection with the death of Sister Abhaya, who was found dead in a well on the premises of Pius X Convent, Kottayam.


1 comment:

habc said...

I found this comment on dhimmiwatch

I think part of the problem IS that Islam is an Abrahamic religion. The Abraham-and-Isaac idea that submission to God is paramount, even if He asks you to kill your own son, leaves open the possibility in all 3 religions that religious Joe Schmoe, believing God has called him to kill somebody, will do so out of faithful obedience. The Abrahamic traditions don't have a way of double-checking with God: "Hey, is that really You? Are You SURE about this? How do I know You mean it?" Then later, after the fact, when God didn't provide an alternate sacrifice, Joe can feel holy and righteous, knowing he's done HIS part by obeying the command... How good to know that God really DID want that guy to die and now, of course, God recognizes Joe as a loyal believer who helped make God's will manifest!

Do any of these religions have a way to test between "crazy" and "God spoke to me"?


Has anybody been following the Swiss election campaign - the most successful and widespread poster shows three white sheep on a map of Switzerland kicking out a black sheep. When there is a crisis people revert back to their "Natural state". The Indian Christists will get the shock of their lives when they land up in Europe in another 5 years.

see the photo
Swiss vote after 'ugly' campaign