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Rev Fr. Joseph Topno, SDB, Passed away


By Fr. Bivan Mukhim SDB
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Guwahati, Aug. 28. Rev. Fr. Joseph Topno, SDB Passed away on 27th August, 2014 at 11.10 pm at Borgang Catholic Hospital, Assam.
The Salesian Province of Mary Help of Christians, Guwahati announces the passing away of Rev Fr. Joseph Topno, SDB on 27th August 2014 at 11:10 pm at Borgang Catholic Hospital, Borgang. His funeral will take place on 29th August 2014 (Friday) at 2:00 pm in Tezpur.

Fr. Joseph Topno was born on 24th May 1919 at Bokajan, Assam. He made his first profession on 22nd December 1939 in Sonada and his perpetual profession on 10th June 1945 in Sonada. Fr. Joseph was ordained on 7th December 1950 in Krishnagar. Fr. Joseph at first belongs to the Salesian Province of Kolkata and later at the division of the province, he worked in the province of Guwahati. For many years he served as the Secretary to Bp. Robert Kerketta SDB, the bishop of Tezpur.

Apostolic Assignments:

1951-1955: DB Tezpur
1955-1956: DB Guwahati
1956-1957: Liluah
1957-1958: Bandel
1958-1959: Maliaputa
1959-1965: Krishnagar DB
1965-1967: Krishnagar Cathedral
1967-1969: Bongaon
1969-1980: Azimganz DB
1981-2009: Tezpur Bishop's House
2009-2014: Pastoral Centre, Tezpur
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