Fr. Doma Joji Ratnkar: Bishop's Letter
With profound grief and deep sorrow, I inform you of the sad demise of Rev. Fr. Doma Joji Ratnakar, a young priest of our diocese of Vijayawada today (Tuesday, 27.04.2021) at 4:31 p.m., while undergoing treatment for lung infection after testing positive for COVID-19. Father was under hospitalized care since the past three weeks.
Fr. Ratnakar was born on 17.08.1981 and was ordained a priest on 17.04.2008. He rendered his services as Assistant Parish Priest in the parishes of Vellaturu and Machilipatnam before leaving for Ecclesiastical studies in Rome. He returned to the diocese in the month of December after completing his doctoral studies in Canon Law on 22.07.2021.
At the insistence of his family, the funeral will be held, as per government regulations, at Kesarapalli Parish Church this evening.
I, on behalf of the clergy, religious and the faithful of the Diocese of Vijayawada extend my deepest condolences to the family, friends and dear ones of Rev. Fr. Ratnakar. May the Lord grant him eternal rest. Amen!.
+ T. J. Raja Rao, SMM
Bishop of Vijayawada
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