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A SAINT IS LAID TO REST: Funeral of Br. VD Varkey Held at Bandel Basilica
By Fr. Samuel Mondol, SDB
Kolkata, Jun. 17. Br. Varkey Villuviruthil (V.D.), who had passed away on 12th June, 2014 was laid to rest at Bandel Basilica in the presence of over 70 Salesians, members of the Salesian Family, numerous relatives, friends and lay faithful.  Fr. Nirmol Gomes, Provincial, presided over the funeral Mass, at 2.30 PM. Fr. Joseph Kizhakkekara, former Provincial of Kolkata and New Delhi, performed the funeral rites in the church and Fr. Thomas Ellicherail, former Provincial of Kolkata Province, presided over the rite of final commendation at the cemetery. Read full text
A moment from the Funeral Mass celebrated in the Bandel Basilica, with Fr. Nirmol Gomes presiding.