Fr Joseph Kuncherakatt, 93 and a priest of the Catholic diocese of Madras-Mylapore passed away on February 2. The funeral was held on Saturday with Mass at the San Thome Cathedral and the burial at the cemetery for priests on the campus of the Our Lady of Our Light, Luz.
Fr Joseph served in churches in the area but spent most of his time in the villages of
Molasur/Sunkuvachatram, Acharapakkam, Valarpuram which are now part of the Chingleput
Diocesan colleague, Fr L Balaswamy said that Fr Joseph was instrumental in guiding several vocations from these villages. He also had the gift of water divining.
“He was a people’s priest. Simple and approachable. People of Molasur still hold him in high esteem,” said Fr Balaswamy.