Sigh of relief for Jal Diocese missionaries

Sigh of relief for Jal Diocese   missionaries

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, January 14

With Bishop Franco Mulakkal having been acquitted by a Kerala court, missionaries of the Jalandhar Diocese breathed a sigh of relief as they started preparing for his grand reception.

Father Jose, a priest, said the Bishop House would welcome him upon his arrival in the next few days. “We are happy and relieved that he has been exonerated. We hope that he takes back his administrative powers too,” he said. Ever since the Kerala team began interrogating Mulakkal in the case, the administrative powers had been handed over to Bishop Agnelo Gracias.

As per reports, “ladoos” were distributed among followers who turned up at the church. Mandeep Sachdev, Mulakkal’s lawyer in Punjab, said: “ We had always said since Mulakkal became a Bishop at a very young age of 45, there is some internal politics involved.”

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