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Veteran Salesian Fr. Joseph Topno Laid to Rest
By Fr. Bivan Mukhim SDB
Guwahati, Aug. 30. The mortal remain of Fr. Joseph Topno (1919-2014) was laid to rest on 29th August in the Tezpur Cathedral Cemetery. The funeral Mass was attended by a large number of priests, religious and lay people. Bp. Akasius Toppo, the bishop of Tezpur presided over the funeral Mass. Bp. Robert Kerketta SDB, the bishop emeritus of Tezpur whom Fr. Joseph served as a secretary for many years was also a concelebrant at the Mass. Fr. VM Thomas, the provincial of Guwahati in the name of all the Salesians of the province of Guwahati expressed sincere condolences and gave the following funeral oration:
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