Another priest of the Catholic diocese of Madras-Mylapore has passed away due to Covid.
Fr. Y. J. Prasad Ignatius, 61 passed away early on June 10 at a private hospital where he was being treated for Covid.
He was part of the team that worked under the archbishop at the headquarters in San Thome, handling property affairs of the diocese.
Fr Ignatius was best known for his sermons and preaching and for building a new, impressive church in Anna Nagar when he was parish priest there.
The priest’s funeral Mass will be held at Diocesan Pastoral Centre in San Thome and the burial thereafter at the cemetery for diocesan priests in Luz, adjoining the church campus there.
Recently, a retired and senior priest of the diocese, Fr. S. J. Antonyswamy passed away after being ill for sometime. He was once the Vicar-general of the diocese, an important post of the local church.