MANGALURU, NOV 21 : Fr Valerian Lewis, a priest of the Diocese of Mangalore and parish priest of Katipalla parish passed away in the evening on Sunday, November 21, 2021 while he was brought to Father Muller Hospital. He was 55.

Fr Valerian Lewis, from Puttur, was born on May 12, 1966. Antony Lewis and Catherine Brigid Lobo are his parents. He was ordained as a priest on April 25, 1995.

He had rendered his service as assistant parish priest in Barkur and Vamanjoor, assistant director of Jeppu and parish priest in Kokkada, Sullia and Manjeshawar.

The Funeral Mass and Burial Rites will be held on Tuesday, 23 November 2021, at 10.00 a.m. in Infant Mary's Church, Katipalla.