Church Sacristan Killed Catholic Priest+Rector

[Kochi][Kochi]Church Sacristan Killed Catholic Priest+Rector
Senior Catholic priest and rector of a famous Christian pilgrim centre in Malayattoor Fr Xavier Thelakkat, was today stabbed to death
The incident occurred this afternoon when the 52-year-old priest was climbing the Kurisumudy in Malayattoor, a holy place believed to have visited by St Thomas, one of the Apostles of Jesus Christ.
The priest was attacked with a sharp edged weapon by former Church sacristan Johnny, who was removed from the post of sacristan three months ago, police said.
Priest died as he was taken to a private hospital in nearby Angamaly,
Johnny went absconding soon after the incident.According to Syro-Malabar Christians, St Thomas had visited Kurisumudy after landing at Kodungalloor in AD 52.