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Indian priest runs for political office

April 23, 2014

Defying the Code of Canon Law and a directive from diocesan officials, a parish priest in India is running for parliament.

Father M. P. Jesuraj, a priest of the Diocese of Palayamkottai, has opposed the construction of a Russian-sponsored nuclear power plant in his town.

“In this situation, we need political power to meet our ends,” said the priest, according to a UCA News report.


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