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Father Mario Porcu SDB the oldest Salesian Priest laid to rest
By Father Bivan R. Mukhim
Guwahati, Jun. 25. Father Mario was laid to rest on 24th June at the Uzanbazar Catholic cemetery in Guwahati. The requiem Mass at the St. Joseph's Co Cathedral Church was celebrated by Archbishop John Moolachira of Guwahati attended by Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil, Archbishop Emeritus of Guwahati and Bishop Joseph Aind of Dibrugarh and a large number of priests, religious and lay people. Archbishop John lauded the contributions of Father Mario and deeply mourned his passing away. Father Mario was born on May 21, 1918 at Cagliari, located on the island of Sardinia, Italy. Born to a family of ten siblings, (eight boys and two girls) he was the second child to be born. Read full text