In response to increasing attacks against Christians and desecrations of church property across India, Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu urged his priests, religious and faithful to process in silent protest and prayer through the streets of the diocesan see of Visakhapatnam before the Chrism Mass, Tuesday of Holy Week.
The procession started at St. Joseph's Convent in Waltaire and proceeded to St. Peter's Cathedral. Fr. Varghese joined in the prayerful march with the 200-some priests of his diocese and a total of around 3,000 faithful.
|Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu, Archbishop of Visakhapatnam, |
encourages his faitfhul before the march.
|One of the gentle marchers, Fr. Peter, a talented musician who serves at the Cathedral.|
Photos by Fr. Varghese Kalapurakudy