Mangalore, August 27: Due to brain hemorrhage Rev. Fr Joseph Charles (72), priest of the Diocese of Mangalore, passed away on Monday August 26th at a private hospital in Mangalore.
He was a priest for the last 46 years and Bishop of Mangalore Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Msgr Denis Prabhu the Vicar General and Chancellor V. Rev. Fr Henry Sequeira of the Diocese of Mangalore have condoled his death.
Rev. Fr Joseph Charles born at Agrar Parish on 18th of September, 1941 and he was one of 8 children of Antony John Moraes and Esperence Pinto. He was the Assistant Parish Priest of Bajpe, Belman and Cathedral and was the Parish Priest of Nidpally, Narampady, Tallur, Pernal, Kateel and Kumbla Parishes.
Due to health problem, he voluntarily retired from the active priestly ministry in 1995. As retired priest he was residing at Vianney Home, retired priests’ home of the Diocese of Mangalore at Kankanady.
Rev. Fr Joseph Charles funeral Mass would be celebrated at St Vincent Ferrer Church, Valencia at 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday 28th of August.
By: Sathish Kapikad