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India: seminary rector beaten to death

Catholic World News - April 02, 2013

The rector of a Catholic seminary in India was murdered on Easter Monday by an unknown assailant.

Father K. J. Thomas, rector of a seminary in Bangalore, was apparently killed around dawn. Police say that he was beaten with a brick, so viciously that colleagues had difficulty recognizing his corpse. Archbishop Bernard Moras of Bangalore described the killing at "brutal, terrible and senseless."

Police have not yet been able to identify a suspect or a motive for the killing.

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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Apr. 02, 2013 10:46 PM ET USA

    Pray for peace in our very troubled world.

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