Murdered Rector’s mother forgives murderer, consoles his wife
Kaladi: The mother of the murdered rector of Malayattoor church met the wife of sexton Johny, who committed the murder. In an emotional meeting of the families of both the victim and the culprit, the Malayattoor Kurishumudi Church Rector Fr. Xavior Thelakkad’s mother Thressiamma visited Johny’s wife Annie and children at their house and consoled them.
Thressiamma came to meet Annie, who was left alone at home after Johny was imprisoned in connection with the crime. Thressiamma was too weak due to age-related ailments and grief of her son’s death. However, she consoled Annie and her children.
She also said that she forgave Johny for what he did. Fr. Xavior Thelakkad’s brother Sebastian, sister Thressiah, relatives Pappachan, Binoj, Fr. Xavior, and Malayatoor Church Priest Fr. John Thekkanath also were present during the emotional meeting.
Cardinal Mar George Alencherry said during the funeral on Saturday that the believers and the church forgave Johny with prayers. The Bishop said that all should pray for the family of Johny too, for a peaceful and hopeful life.