Goa priest blames Parrikar's most cancers on 'wrath of god', BJP calls for probe

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Referring to the allegedly unheeded protests in opposition to coal mud at Goa’s port city of Vasco da Gama over the past two years, the priest mentioned that the choice to proceed coal dealing with led to Parrikar’s struggling.

The BJP in Goa has approached the Election Commission in search of motion in opposition to a Catholic priest, who reportedly mentioned former chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s most cancers was a punishment from god as he ignored complaints in opposition to coal air pollution in a city within the coastal state.

Manohar Parrikar died on March 17 after shedding his year-long battle with pancreatic most cancers. Parrikar was identified with superior pancreatic most cancers in February final yr and was repeatedly admitted to hospitals in India and the US.

Referring to the allegedly unheeded protests in opposition to coal mud at Goa’s port city of Vasco da Gama over the past two years, the priest mentioned that the choice to proceed coal dealing with led to Parrikar’s struggling.

An undated recording surfaced on social media during which Father Conceição da Silva is purportedly heard saying that “those that earn the wrath of god are at all times punished”.

In a communication to the ballot physique, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Panaji block basic secretary Vishnu Naik mentioned that da Silva was “creating an environment of hate and concern in opposition to a selected political party and a particular faith.”

“People protested, held conferences, however Parrikar didn’t pay heed. His pockets had been stuffed. Therefore, God gave him most cancers. He died in struggling. Pancreatic most cancers is the worst most cancers. He troubled lots of people,” da Silva is heard saying.

“This matter wants a radical investigation and the mentioned priest have to be booked for spreading hate and destabilising spiritual concord,” Naik mentioned within the criticism.

“I’m conscious of the video and the folks on the Bishop’s House have been knowledgeable about it. We have ceased pursuing the matter,” Fr Loiola Pereira mentioned.

Secretary to the archbishop Fr Joaquim Loiola Pereira mentioned that the archbishop’s workplace knew in regards to the challenge.

The church in Goa earlier this month requested voters, particularly Catholics, in a letter to vote for the federal government that may protect constitutional values, importantly secularism and democracy, warning that the “way forward for our nation” hangs on each vote.

First Published: Apr 15, 2019 09:12 IST

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