Mangalore, Aug 21: Due to massive heart attack, Diocese priest of the Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Fr Paschal Serrao (68) passed away on Tuesday, August 20.
He born in 1945 at Moodbidri and he was a priest for 35 years. He joined the Varanasi Diocese and was ordained a priest in 1978. Presently he was the parish priest of Fathima Mata Church, Varanasi.
He is survived by seven brothers and three sisters and he was one of the six priests in his family. His other brother priests include Fr Francis Serrao SJ, the Provincial of Karnataka Jesuit Province, Fr Celestine Sera SJ,Fr Gregory Serrao of Mangalore Diocese, Fr John Serrao SVD and Fr Lazarus Serrao SVD. One of his sisters, Sr Lilly Serrao is a nun belonging to the Sisters of Charity.
The funeral of Fr Paschal will be held at the Cathedral of Varanasi on Thursday, August 22.
By: Sathish Kapikad