Priests charged with murder of seminary rector

Four more priests have been charged with the murder of a seminary rector in India in 2013.

Ten people, including six priests, have now been accused of being involved in the death of Fr K.J. Thomas.

His body was found inside St Peter’s Pontifical Seminary in Bangalore.

Police have filed charges in a Bangalore court.

According to the police investigation, Fr Thomas was killed because of an ethnic rivalry between the Kannada-speaking minority and a Tamil-speaking migrant majority.

The priests will be arrested when a court issues warrants.

To date none of the accused priests have been defrocked and are still free to celebrate Mass.

Archbishop Bernard Moras of Bangalore said that he “knows nothing” about the progress of the case.

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