By Fr. Richard D'Souza

Feb 2 : The funeral rite of Shri George Mathew Fernandes was held at St Francis Xavier Church, Bejai Mangalore, his native Parish on 2 February 2019.

The funeral rite was led by Fr Wilson Vitus D Souza, Parish Priest Bejai Church. Fr Robert D Souza, Principal Lourdes Central School preached the homily. He said “ We usually say George Fernandes is “ No More “ ,but we must delete “ No” , he is More . The life of a Christian doesn't end in death but ends in life after, that is Eternal life”.

Mr Lancelot Pinto offered panegyric on behalf of the public. Mr Michael Fernandes, brother of George Fernandes spoke about his achievements and expressed his gratitude to all.

The Mortal remains (ashes) of George Fernandes brought from Delhi were carried to Bejai cemetery in procession. After the final prayers, the ashes were laid in the tomb by his brother. Priests, political leaders, religious sisters, people from other faith, family members, friends, and lay faithful were present for the final rite.

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