Udupi: Shocking- Shirva asst parish priest Fr Mahesh Dsouza (36) commits suicide


Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi

Udupi, Oct 12: 36-year-old Fr Mahesh Dsouza, who hails from Moodubelle parish and currently serving as assistant parish priest and principal of Don Bosco School Shirva reportedly ended his life by hanging himself from the ceiling fan.

The shocking news was reported on Friday late night. The reason for the priest deciding to end his life is not known, but entire community, well-wishers, students and parents of Don Bosco school woke up to the shocking news which they found it hard to believe, on Saturday morning.

According to police sources, the deceased must have committed suicide on Friday night between 8.30 pm and 9 pm.

It is gathered that a meeting on church related event was taking place just before the priest left to his room. It is said he had also attended a teacher training programme in the morning.

The police have not found any suicide note in his chamber. Police also checked the priest’s mobile which is locked. They are verifying the CCTV footages.

The mortal remains of the priest are kept at KMC hospital. 

Fr Mahesh D’Souza hails from Moodubelle. Born on March 30, 1983 as the second son of Frederick and Matilda D’Souza, he was ordained as the first priest of the newly erected Udupi diocese on April 15, 2013.

Since 2013, he served as Assistant Parish Priest at Milagres Cathedral, Kallianpur and Mount Rosary Church, Santhekatte. At the same time he was the headmaster –in-charge of Milagres English Medium School.

In 2016, he was appointed assitant parish priest at Shirva Church and principal of Don Bosco CBSE School. He worked selflessly for the development of Don Bosco CBSE School. He was loved by the school children and the parents for his simplicity and kindness.

Funeral rite of the deceased priest will be held on Tuesday, October 15 at Shirva Church at 3 pm.

Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, the bishop of Udupi Diocese, and all the priests of the diocese have condoled the death of Fr Mahesh.

  

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  • Candle Light, Mangalore / Dubai

    Fri, Oct 18 2019

    Very sad and shocking. RIP your soul Fr. Mahesh. Our heartfelt condolences to his parents, siblings, friends, parishioners and all those who are mourning his untimely death. He was a talented , dedicated priest. Feel very sad.

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  • leo, pilar/ mumbai

    Thu, Oct 17 2019

    Sorry to hear sad news of Fr. Masesh untimely death May his soul rest in peace.May God give strength to his parents and loved once to bear this loss. on the face it may look like simple suside. but we have go into deep in to the mater and find out who abetted suside. Hope truth will come out and the culprit will be caught

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  • GREGORY LOUIS RODRIGUES, MUMBAI

    Thu, Oct 17 2019

    Dear Fr. Mahesh, May your soul Rest in Peace. Amen , please pay for his soul.

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  • GREGORY LOUIS RODRIGUES, MUMBAI

    Thu, Oct 17 2019

    Dear Fr. Mahesh, May your soul Rest in Peace. Amen , please pay for his soul.

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  • Greshma Saldanha, Shirva, Mumbai

    Tue, Oct 15 2019

    The worst kind of Sad is not being able to explain Why ?
    What triggered this to be caused needs to be investigated.

    Don't just scrape of the first layer and think it's okay. The cycle of this reaction must be stopped and we need to get to the root of it.
    Fr Mahesh will rest in peace only when what caused him to take this step is rooted out. This is not only for his souls peace and rest. But for the family , community as well.
    Please stop building churches worth crores, and start to build the lives of people around you.
    Bouquets of flowers and sweet words are not enough to bid adieu for Fr Mahesh.
    A well educated person and with Good management skills cannot take this step
    Just like that.
    For the Law was given by Moses But Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ .
    John 1-17
    The service and time given by Fr Mahesh needs to be valued and remembered, Yes it is too late.
    But let's come together and Uproot the cause.
    Transfers are not an answer, accountability is important.
    If it is not corrected now. Tomorrow it will be someone else for sure.
    Let's not forget the service of Fr Mahesh and let's give him real peace and rest.

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  • RONALD MATHIAS, Mississauga/Canada/Mudarangadi

    Tue, Oct 15 2019

    Mogacha D'Souza family,
    Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your son Fr. Mahesh. We know that it is hard to bear right now. Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that we feel for the passing of your son Fr. Mahesh. May the Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief.
    Rony & Cynthia Mathias-Mississauga/Canada

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  • RONALD MATHIAS, Mississauga/Canada/Mudarangadi

    Tue, Oct 15 2019

    Mogacha D'Souza family,
    Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your son Fr. Mahesh. We know that it is hard to bear right now. Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that we feel for the passing of your son Fr. Mahesh. May the Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief.
    Rony & Cynthia Mathias-Mississauga/Canada

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  • Kevin and Maureen colaco, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2019

    Dear Matlida Fredrick and family we are shocked to read the demise of Fr.Mahesh. No words to express our sorrow. We pray for the departed soul that he will find rest in the heavenly abode. We also pray for you n your family members that God comfort n consoles you.
    With heartfelt sympathies
    Kevin and Maureen.

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  • Jessie D Souza, Kemman/Sharjah

    Tue, Oct 15 2019

    RIP Fr Mahesh. God is in control of everything and may He set right, the wrong we have committed.
    Your death has alarmed the common people that all was not going well. it is the VOICE OF THE PEOPLE that bring transformation in the society. We hope your death may stand as a deterrent to all religious orders to be empathetic and to pay due attention to the feelings and sentiments of individuals. Obedience to superiors should not be an authoritative order that must be followed.

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  • Roshan, Thottam

    Tue, Oct 15 2019

    RIP dear Father Mahesh

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  • J.C. Dante, Udupi

    Tue, Oct 15 2019

    Dear Fredrick, Matilda

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  • Dr. Lavina Noronha, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    It is truly appalling to read some of the comments from the readers.

    Anyone can be impacted by stress, pressure or emotional distress. When the going gets tough, coping skills fall short and people fail to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Most often, there is not a single trigger but a combination of factors which culminate in drastic decisions. It is easy to be judgmental but difficult to walk in the shoes of someone in distress.

    We need to be sensitive to the sentiments of loved ones left behind. Let us understand that they are already having a hard time coming to terms with the tragic loss. If we cannot say anything good, at least it behooves us to abstain from being cruel!

    RIP Fr. Mahesh. May God grant you eternal peace and strengthen all your loved ones- family, staff, students, parishioners, and friends to cope with the pain.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Oct 15 2019

    RIP Fr. Mahesh!

    “Through some fissure the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God.” — Pope St. Paul VI in 1972

    See the prediction coming true after reading repeatedly of all sorts of nonsense going on in the name of the UNIVERSAL CREATOR!

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  • Sebastian Monis, Doha/Qatar

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Rev Fr MAHESH D SOUZA. was. A brilliant human being and wanted school children to study well. And He loved children dearly....HARD TO BELIEVE....HE IS NO MORE...
    BUT...LORD JESUS CHRIST KNOWS THE TRUTH.....!!!
    LORD WILL HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL AND REWARD HIM AND GTANT HIM ETETNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.
    Always praise the Lord....Amen.

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  • juliana, udupi

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with thee blessed art thou amogst women and blessed is thy son Jesus Christ. Holy Mary mother of God pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death amen.

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  • Peshu, Manipal

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    God has given plenty of ways of living and praise his daily blessings.

    But. Fr. Mahesh, failed to pick the right choice of GOD!

    May his soul rest in Peace

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  • ron patrao, mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    very sad & shocking news. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.
    For every difficulty there is solution , way to come out or DILUTE from problem. He should have consulted his near and dear one OR superiors. SUICIDE IS NOT THE solution to any kind of problem .deal / face with courage. Difficulties are natural.

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  • ROHAN D'SOUZA, MUMABI

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    RIP Fr. Mahesh. Heartfelt condolenses to his family. & whole shirvities

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  • Fr Francis Lewis, St Francis Xavier Church, Mudarangadi

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    “Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity”… said Saint Mother Teresa. It is true… Our beloved Fr Mahesh has gone home to God.

    When I think of those last few hours of Fr Mahesh, the words of Winston Churchill come to my mind, “I am ready to meet my Maker.. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter”…. Fr Mahesh embraced death because death seemed so beautiful to him. It is to lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above his head and listen to silence. It is to have no yesterday and no tomorrow. It is to forget time, to forget life, to be at peace… Dear Fr Mahesh, your death reveals that you were not afraid to die. Your life was so beautiful that death fell in love with it. A Beautiful Novel of your life ended abruptly shattering the dreams of your family members.

    No one can replace the grandson of your Granny, the son of your Mom and Dad, the brother of your brothers, the uncle of your nieces… We miss you even though you live in our hearts. Good Bye till we meet again. Fr Francis Lewis.

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  • Lloyd, Bangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Dear Francis Lewis,
    You are priest. Atleast, do not glorify suicide and make it acceptable to others to follow this path!!!

    The statements of yours are disturbing.
    1 "Fr Mahesh embraced death because death seemed so beautiful to him"
    No one should embrace death whether in pain or suffering. Death is in God's hand. Suicide is the murder of your own self. Murder is grave sin and bible says that murderers will be sent to hell.

    2 "It is to forget time, to forget life, to be at peace.."
    Forget life and be at peace?? Are you diminishing the value of life? Are you saying that life has no meaning, and its ok to commit suicide because we are in pain?? Think about the millions of people who are suffering around the world due to various reasons. Should they also embrace death??

    3. "Dear Fr Mahesh, your death reveals that you were not afraid to die. Your life was so beautiful that death fell in love with it."
    Really?? are you the really a priest or.. ?? A person who commits suicide (murder) is a hero now?? What sort of misguidance you are providing with this comment? Did he die for spreading the gospel of Christ? Did he die for the country, for you to say that he is not afraid to die??

    I am astonished the way you commented, how you ridiculed life, how you diminished the value of life, how you made life look its nothing, when its a gift of God. Life is the most precious thing that our creator gave us! By saying its ok to kill yourself, you are going against the very principle of Bible. Repent now and ask forgiveness from the Lord for misleading people.

    @All,
    What happened to Mahesh is very unfortunate and he should not have taken this step. Life is not easy and there are lot of problems for almost each and everyone of us. This doesn't mean that suicide is the answer. Suicide is wrong and hell worthy. Trust your God and Saviour Jesus Christ, with all your heart, even when there is no other way, and He will make way. Take care.

    Regards,
    Lloyd

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  • Simon Miranda, Gurpura/ Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Yes, I agree with your comments Llyod. As such today's youth are so frustrated they chose suicide and comments from a priest himself justifying such acts is really pathetic and needs to be denounced.
    Dear Fr.Francis, your intention may be to post a compassionate tribute to a beloved priest. But, your words are absolutely unethical and unchristian.

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  • Richard, India

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Well said, Lloyd, agree 100%.
    It is really scary to see the so called keepers of the word and light bearers forget the fundamentals. Shephards !! Quo Vadis ?

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Fr Francis Lewis time is changed . People are educated and know Bible and scripture better than you people. Our ancestors had great faith religion though they had mislead knowledge of Bible and scripture. But they were guided by Jesus Christ and holy spirit. Your explanation is misleading.person will come and person will go but don't misinterpret things. Even Jesus not challenged scripture. So if you want to mislead don't use your designation.it is still holy to many people because of annointmenent. It is not your fault you people use altar for blaming people who come for mass with great faith. You discipline your self before things going worst
    Don't use these flatforms for intelligence

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  • JMD, London

    Tue, Oct 15 2019

    Fr Francis needs a reality check. Invariably there is always religious fanatic who over spiritualises every little aspect of life.

    My theory is that this suicide or any other suicide is a murder in disguise. There is always someone else involved too. Someone who gave him stress, or the church rules that made him emotionally breakdown etc etc. Therefore, stop talking about victim alone and investigate properly as a murder investigation. Who dares to die, death is no fun. Fr Francis is hailing death as daring, that is utter nonsense.

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  • Well wisher, Moodubelle

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Well said Fr. Lewis. I agree with you. Fr Mahesh is such a sweetheart he will not give up his life so easily . I know him very closely from childhood. There is something or someone for sure which was disturbing or trying distroy him to prosper or jealous of his talent. He spend time with God on Friday evening and I am sure God listened his call. I offer my best friend Fr. Mahesh into Gods hand and may he rejoice with angles in heaven. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

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  • Glavin, Belthangady

    Tue, Oct 15 2019

    Dear Rev father, it's really heart touching message. I appreciate your positive reaction. Continue to pray for us.

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  • Harry Coelho, Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 16 2019

    Dear Fr. Lewis,
    I was aghast reading your comments or obituary. I leave it to you to decide. It is for the first time, I am reading a priest eulogising Suicide. None of us know the reasons, which compelled Fr. Mahesh to hang himself. It was cowardice on his part to end his life that way and it is all the more worst for an ordained priest to endorse the extreme step taken by Fr. Mahesh. I wonder whether you believe in the preachings of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have been taught from our childhood that it is a mortal sin to end ones life. Jesus is the giver and taker of life. Have you forgotten your catechesim as a child and all the teachings and training at the Seminary before your ordination as a priest. For heaven's sake, please do not preach such sermons from the pulpit of your Parish. Please have a good confession and seek pardon from Lord Jesus Christ for glorifying suicide. Our Lord is very benevolent and merciful. He will certainly forgive you
    I can understand and your love and affection for Fr. Mahesh. Please control your emotions. Afterall you are an Ordained Priest and not an ordinary mortal like me. We look upto our priests and Religious as our beacons to lead us out of darkness and from the snares of the Devil and certainly not to push us further into it.
    Pardon me, if I have hurt you by my plain, simple and blunt reply. I could not think of a better one, Fr. Lewis. May our Good Lord and Guardian Angel, guide you and guard you always and steer you clear from the dark clouds, which prompted you to glorify suicide.........

    Harry Coelho

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  • Patrick L. Lewis, Kallianpur/Dubai

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Sad to know. Pray to Almighty God - May his soul rest in peace

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  • Af,,, MANGALORE

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    He was the representative of God and people ,how this type of thoughts will come to his mind,

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  • sharath, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    My heartfelt condolences to the family members. May his soul rest in peace! Really sad...

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  • Ronald Joseph Moras, Shirva

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    As teacher of Fr Mahesh at St Mary's during his graduation I always found him to be mature and strong. I am still in a shock and find hard to come out of it. It is very difficult for me, therefore, to believe that he is no more.
    We have lost a good administrator, musician, organiser, planner, teacher, preacher and to crown these all a good visionary.
    I pray God to grant him eternal peace and his parents and near and dear ones the strength to endure.

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  • ad, mangaluru

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    RIP Fr. Mahesh. While its hard to understand, may his family come to terms that he is with the creator a better world than we live in.

    He has surrendered to Gods will no matter how we perceive it.

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  • Suzie Pinto, Udupi/Mumbai

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    ad, mangaluru
    He has surrendered to Gods will no matter how we perceive it.

    Is it God's will that we snuff the life that He has given? Only He has authority over
    the life that He has given. Our duty is only to take care of it. Do you know the life
    that is in you is the Spirit of God.His very breath.

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  • ad, mangaluru

    Tue, Oct 15 2019

    Suzie. without Gods will nothing happens. He gives breadth and he takes away that breadth at his will irrespective of how that happens. We have no command on life, only the almighty.

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  • Alex, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2019

    Is committing a sin, God's will for you?
    Or is it God's given freedom to choose between Good and Evil?

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  • Suzie Pinto, Udupi/Mumbai

    Tue, Oct 15 2019

    ad, mangaluru

    John's Gospel 10:10 - The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy. Who is that thief ?
    Hope now you understood.

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  • Alex, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2019

    You are very right Suzie.
    From Womb to the Tomb, only God has to the right to take away the life, he had given us.
    Neither Abortion or Euthanasia(Self suicide or assisted suicide) are in God's plans.

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  • ad, mangaluru

    Tue, Oct 15 2019

    Suzie/Alex, Every decision a human makes is influenced by the God. Will to live or will to die or even will to sin. God is graceful.

    Life is God given and life is taken by God, naturally or unnaturally. God understands every human being in life or in death.

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  • Dan M, Dubai / Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 19 2019

    God's deciding will and permitting will.

    January 27, 2017
    Public

    St. Thomas Aquinas says: "Praise be to Jesus."

    "You are asking about God's Deciding Will. No one acts in thought, word or deed without first deciding to do so. It is the same with God. His Deciding Will embraces His Permitting Will and His Ordaining Will. Whatever He permits or ordains is His Deciding Will. Therefore, His Deciding Will is His Divine Will in action. It is the course of action of all grace, human acts, and choices good or bad. God permits bad choices as He respects free will. However, He always allows grace its moment of intervention."

    "When someone decides, they choose. So it is with God's Deciding Will. He chooses what grace to send where and just how to intervene towards man's welfare."

    "I hope you understand this complicated yet simple concept now."

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  • Leeda Fernandes, Bellore-Denmark

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Very sad & shocking news. My heartfelt condolences to the Family members. May Fr. Mahesh Soul Rest In Peace.

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  • Ignatius DSouza, Kanajar

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members. May the departed soul rest in eternal peace. Amen

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  • Maria Pinto, Canada /india

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    We should leave their families and this priest s cause of death alone
    Are we here to investigate the fact how he died and what caused him to death? There are police involved, and church leaders will take care of that. All have their own investigations. Families are looking only support and prayers and condolences. Don't assume and write and give suggestions. It's painful to the families to read and even for priest Mahesh friends and his congregations. If u have any questions suggestions it's good but not at this time.

    I just pray peace to his soul and offer condolences to his family with prayers. May his family and specially his parents get the strength to bear this loss

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  • Dsouza, Shirva/UAE

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    May his Soul rest in Peace?
    With all the comments here and from all my conversations from dear and near one of the departed soul, It comes to light that Father Mahesh was a peace loving, a simple, and genuinely a kind person.
    Assuming that the news of the committing suicide is true, one needs to know what caused such a nice person to be under depression. As far as people who know him are concerned, He had no issues with his family.
    He was an excellent teacher and hence was doing well with the job.
    If the news is to be believed, he was served a notice of transfer that might have been a cause of the depression. The immediate transfer in any place of the world or any department t are because the person isn’t good at the job or is causing and hindrance to his higher officials by objecting to the illegal moves. Father Mahesh was definitely a good teacher so the only questing remains is Was he forced with the transfer because he wasn’t willing to do something that the officials wanted him to do?
    The reason should be out and clear as the society has lost a gem of a person!

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  • Peter, Mangalore/Mississauga

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    May his soul rest in peace. May the Lord be with the sorrowful family and console them and strengthen their faith.

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  • Lydia, Taccode

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    What led him to commit suicide? It's really a shocking news!
    May his soul rest in peace. May the Lord be with the sorrowful family and console them and strengthen their faith.

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  • Iqbal Khan, Dubai

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    Our Heartfelt condolences to his all family members May his soul rest in peace.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    Reset in peace, Reverend Fr Mahesh... you death, will certainly not go in vain !!!!

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  • Henry & Bela D'Almeida, Shirva/ Bahrain

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    Very sad and shocking news. Need full investigation of the cause of this extreme step. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Rems, Mangaluru

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    It is still an assumed suicide. Nobody knows if he himself did it or someone else did it.

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  • Celine, Shirva/Kuwait

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    It is very shocking and unbelievable. As I go through all the comments, Fr. Mahesh’s death raises several questions. It seems, Fr. Mahesh had shared his feelings with some priests. No doubt he underwent a terrible mental torture. Therefore, instead of blaming here and there, the bishop of Udupi must give this case to CBI without any delay. Only then true and sincere investigation will go on. This will give justice to Fr. Mahesh and his family.

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  • Mary DSouza, Dubai

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    Very Shocking & Sad news! Labourers few and we lost Precisous One. May His soul rest in Peace

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  • George Monis, Palame, Shirva, Dubai

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    Very sad to hear this incident. RIP.
    Heartfelt condolences to all his family members.

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  • Fr Felix Monteiro, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    Heartfelt condolences and deep sympathies to the beloved parents, siblings and entire family of Fr Mahesh. May his soul rest in peace. Condolences to the Parish Priest, Asst. Parish Priest, Staff, students and entire parish community of Shirva. May Jesus the master of death and hope of resurrection console you at this sad moment. With prayers and sympathy.

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  • Dr. Allen Tauro, Shirva/USA

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    Very sorry to hear about Dr. Mahesh's untimely demise. I had the pleasure of meeting him and touring Don Bosco's English Medium School last summer. I was quite impressed with state of art science lab and other amenities at the school in a small town like Shirva. May his soul rest in peace. My heartfelt condolences to his grieving family and whole Community of Shirva parish due to this unbearable loss of life.

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  • Paul D Souza, Bondel/Sharjah

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    Very shocking news. Heartfelt condolences to his family and Shirva parish. May his soul rest in Peace.

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  • Joseph d Souza, Mumbai

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    Very shocking news.Still I cannot believe it's a suicide matter. So charming and helpful father.Heartfelt sympathy to his parents and dear ones.May his soul rest in peace.

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  • L Andrade and family, Belle/Kemman/USA

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    Dear Matty and Freddy,
    We are deeply saddened by the news of Fr Mahesh, thinking of you both and rest of the family during this difficult time of sorrow. May god give you the strength to bear this unimaginable loss, a precious young life is lost. Please know that Fr Mahesh made a difference in many peoples lives. He touched many hearts. His outstanding contribution to education and the parish's he served will remain forever. May Fr Mahesh's soul rest in eternal peace.

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  • amarnath, bantwal

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    Om Santhi.

    What will be situation made a selfless honestFr. Mahesh to think to commit suicide.

    Please investigate.

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  • netizen, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    Very sad. It is a complete mystery what caused him for embracing extreme steps. It is really something unbelievable things happened. Person who used to preach the community about the positives and negatives of life has become the victim of his own text.

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  • Francis (Joe) Martis, Barkur/USA

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    Very Shocking ! May his Soul Rest in Peace.
    There must be a very strong reason to take this extreme step; it could be due to self respect or
    could be something very personal which he don't want to share or face. There are things in life one
    cannot take it, then they decide which way to go, sadly he took to extreme step. This tragedy must be investigated, if the result is bad, it could hurt catholic church & catholic community.
    We all should have a open mind and not come out with our own version.
    Let the truth be known.

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  • Janet, Udupi

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Rest in peace Fr... Mahesh Dsouza

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  • Micheal Lobo, Mangalore, Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Sad to hear about Fr.Mahesh may his soul rest in peace

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  • Philo Ferns, canada

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Sad and Unfortunate death of a dynamic priest. May his soul rest in eternal peace, From all of us at catholicwomenworldwide.com.

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  • Pereira, Mangalore/ Edmonton

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Sorry to hear about the loss! RIP !

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  • Sr jyothi Fernandes UFS, Mudatangady , Udupi/Mysuru

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very sad news. V have lost d precious life of .a young priest
    May Fr Mahesh enjoy eternal bless.
    Heartfelt condolences to his dear parents n d family members .

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  • Vincent Corda, shirva/Dubai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families on the sad demise of Father Mahesh. May God give strength to the family members to bear the pain. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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  • YOGI THUNTA, MANGALURU - NEAR PUMPWELL CIRCLE

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    I must say he didn't believed what he had learnt or lack of trust ! You have a question mark to the believers as you are one of them to lead the spiritual life

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    RIP Fr. Mahesh, this was not expected from a priest. I am really sad to read this news.

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  • Agnes, London

    Tue, Oct 15 2019

    Im sorry not expected from a priest....He is a human being first & stress in today's fake world can affect anyone & everyone.

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  • Edmond G. Noronha, Sharjah-Kirem

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Copying from my friend, Richie J Pais
    ದುಖಾಂಚ್ಯಾ ವ್ಹಡಾ ಸಾಗೊರಾಂತ್
    ದಿಸ್ತಾತ್ ಮ್ಹಾಕಾ ದುಕಾಂಥೆಂಬೆ
    ತುಕಾ ಪೊಸ್‍ಲ್ಲ್ಯಾಂಚೆ
    ತುಜೆ ಸಾಂಗಾತಾ ವಾಡ್‍ಲ್ಲ್ಯಾಂಚೆಂ
    ತುಜೆರ್ ಭರ್ವಸ್ಲ್ಯಾಂಚೆ
    ಹಾಂವ್ ದೊರಿ.
    What consolations could be given to the parents & fly of the decreased.

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  • Judith Lewis, Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    May fr. mahesh soul RIP
    Nobody can believe such a strong and hardworking priest committed suicide. A thorough investigation should be demanded by family members and parishners..truth however harsh let it come out. For fr mahesh justice

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  • LAN.........,, Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Sad to know...RIP Fr Mahesh...

    Some people are sensitive and cannot take pressure in real life....some other's are not mentally strong to withstand real life's pressure...Only he knows the real reasons...

    Whatever it may be...We feel very sad about this tragic incident...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • William Pinto, Puttur

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    May his soul rest in peace

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  • C.G.Sequeira, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Heartfelt condolences to the parents and the bereaved family members of Fr.Mahesh. May God grant them strength to bear this greif.May his soul rest in Peace.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    He only tried to defeat Sadness.
    RIP Fr. Mahesh ...

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  • Sharmila Dsouza, Moodubelle/ Bahrain

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Dear Mai, Feddy Uncle, Metti Aunti, Manu, Movin,
    Kindly accept our heartfelt condolences. We are sorry for your loss. May God ease this painful period. Our love and prayers

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  • Lucy Rodrigues, Moodubelle/Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    My heartfelt condolences to the family members. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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  • Rudolf dsouza, MANGALORE

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very sad to know and hard to believe. Heart felt condolences to his family members. May his soul rest in peace and let us all pray to Jesus to forgive his human errors.Amen.

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  • SonOfGod, Kolkata

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Lesson for life: all are called to a life of holiness. Because you are a priest or a bishop, you won't automatically become holy. Every individual needs to cooperate with God's plentiful graces.

    When we don't have trust and hope in God the Creator, but in the created things, anyone can end up in a miserable situation, later only to be regretted.

    Heartfelt condolences. Soo sad and really heartbreaking to hear this news. Let's all pray for his soul. RIP

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  • Stanley Menezes, Modankap/Jeddah

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very sad news May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Joseph Rego, Kinnigoli/Ras Al Khaimah

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    This is one of the shocking news. May the departed soul of Fr. Mahesh rest in peace. Heartfelt condolences to his parents and siblings. God knows what pain he has gone through to end his life.

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  • Oliver Sutari, Kuthyar/ Shirva

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Every death is a tragic loss, but when it happens to a family member it shakes you to the core. He was family because he was of my parish.
    The parish has lost a man who will be remembered for his endearing smile and gentle demeanor.
    Fr. Mahesh, you will be missed.
    May God in His mercy and generosity grant you a place in His bosom.

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  • Sujir Praveen, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Suicide is not solution for end of life...RIP Father..

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  • Henry Lobo, Moodu belle/ Borivali- Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Sincere heart felt condolences to his parents& all near & dear ones. May the good Lord give them the strength to overcome the untimely loss. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Peter Lewis, Kalmady/ Udupi

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Unbelievable, Great loss to us.

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  • Crysel Danthy, Pernal

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Best principal among the rest.....Really sad to hear the news this morning...may his soul rest in peace 😔

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  • stanleyvdcunha, mumbai/mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    may fr.mahesh d souza soul rest in peace.it is shocking everybody because priest worked with sr. position for so many years how come take these steps to end life.life time served for people betterment and god service how it happens??????one cant judge but still unbelivable.

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  • Bradley Rodrigues., Hospet.

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Heartfelt condolences to the entire family of Fr. Mahesh D'Souza. I do pray may Father's soul rest in eaternal peace.

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  • Praveen, UDUPI

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    No words to express grief. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Ina D'Souza, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    May God in His abundant mercy forgive all his sins and Grant Father Mahesh Eternal Rest. Amen. Hallelujah amen.

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  • Vikhas, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    RIP...Heartily condolence... Still can't believe he is no more.

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  • Robert & Reny Nazareth, Shirva/ Borivali, Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    It's very sad & shocking news as everyone was stunned during the morning
    mass at Shirva. He was talented smiling priest who loved the young & old. We used
    to meet him on our every visit to Shirva. Our heartfelt condolences to his
    family. May his soul rest in peace

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  • Wilfred H Menezes n Fly, Moodubelle / Dubai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very shocking news... heartfelt condolences to his parents n family members.
    May his Soul Rest in Peace.

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  • SN, MANGALORE

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    RIP Sad incident
    We do not know what is going on in people's mind although they appear calm and happy.

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  • Norbert Lobo, Moodu belle / Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Heartfelt condolences to Freddibaab, Matti Bai and the family members. May the noble soul of Mahesh rest in eaternl life.

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  • SATHAR DOHA, DOHA QATAR

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very Sad to hear...R.I.P.

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  • Dilson, Meghalaya

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    RIP fr.Mahesh very sad to hear that n it's hard to believe also...
    There must be a strong reason behind of his suicide, so strong investigation is much more needed...

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  • Alfred, Bndur

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Totally agree. It cant be accidental. The case must be investigated

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very sad , unbelievable! Don Bosco lost good administrator.
    Very young and energetic lost the battle in very bad way .

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very baffling that a young priest who looks dynamic in the picture should have hanged himself!
    May his soul RIP!

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  • Trenitha, Mangaluru

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Shocked to hear the sad demise of Fr. Mahesh. heartfelt condolences to his family.
    May his soul rest in peace .

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Mental disorders affect nearly 12 percent of the world’s population – about 450 million or one out of every four people around the world – will experience a mental illness that would benefit from diagnosis and treatment. WHO statistics for 2002 showed that 154 million people globally suffered from depression, which is a form of mental illness. According to WHO, mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which people realize their own potential, can cope with normal life stresses, can work productively, and can contribute to their community.

    Mental health services lack human and financial resources in many countries, particularly low and middle income countries. More funding is needed to promote mental health to increase people’s awareness of the issue. In response to making mental health a global priority, World Health Day was first celebrated in 1992 as an initiative of the WFMH, which has members and contacts in more than 150 countries. Each year the UN, through WHO, actively participates in promoting this event.

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  • Florine Pinto, Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Respected Superiors of Fr Mahesh
    And bereaved family members

    Heartfelt sympathies . May the good Lord grant strength to bear this loss and may Fr Mahesh rest in eternal.peace

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  • Prajju, mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Rip 😭we have lost such a wonderful young priest,, who was full of enthusiastic and active in all his works., can't digest the truth that he is no more

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  • mohan, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Whatever the reason for his suicide... God may bless his soul...and give him eternal peace...

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  • Don Lewis marol, Kallianpur Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    It's a shocking news for Christian community specially Mangalorean catholic
    May his soul rest in peace. My heart felt condolences to entire catholic priest community.

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  • Lawrence Fernandes, Mangalore / Dubai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very shocking and unbelievable. May his soul rest in peace. Have a thorough investigation. Do not leave any clue.

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  • Vasu, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Feel very very sad. Young life is lost.
    Priests are also human. They have their own problems.
    May be he was suffering from Depression which he could not express.
    Psychological counselling is the need of the hour who suffer from stress and tension.
    May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Sylvia, Moodbidri

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very Shocking news. May His soul rest in Eternal Peace

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  • Valerian Menezes, Kota

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Really a shocking news. It has saddened all in the diocese and outside. May God forgive him all his shortcomings and grant his soul eternal peace. The diocese has lost a young priest. Very sad.

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  • Af,,, MANGALORE

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    RIP Fr.
    What influenced to Fr.Mahesh dsouza to make suicide, there is some thing went wrong ,

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  • Friend, Shirva

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    You were too kind, humble and gentle always. The world is very cruel some times, I dont want to be judgmental here but harassment and pressure beyond a limit can make one to think hopeless and helpless which can lead to take such extreme steps. Otherwise a person like Fr. Mahesh taking this extreme step is very shocking..

    May his soul rest in peace and God grant Solace to his family member

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  • Lulla Vas, Mangalore / Abu Dhabi

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Sincere and heartfelt condolences to Fr. Mahesh's bereaved family. Really very sad and we are not to judge. Priest are human beings and do their utmost to serve God. God will be compassionate and embrace this poor soul. RIP Fr. Mahesh.

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  • Flory, Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Sad!!! Such a wonderful life ended in such a tragic way.
    Need thorough investigation to find out the truth.
    May his soul rest in peace. Heartfelt sympathy to his religious community and family members.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, India

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    CC tv footages will reveal the truth..

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Unbelievable, in the picture he looks so full of life!

    RIP Fr. Mahesh!

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  • Vincent Pravin Castelino, Pernal/ Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Do we catholics in this forum needs to give our opinions other than 'just stating our condolences' to his immediate family?. God forbid if it is not a suicide(which as of now is still not clear!), then the 'church authorities' will have to take a call for the 'murder angle'!. Who are we here to judge a young dynamic active priest(Asst. Parish Priest) having responsibilities of a vast church like 'Shirva Parish' and added to that a school admin. responsibilities untill and unless we know the "truth". So let us please desist

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  • Thomas Lobo, Thottam/Udupi/Kuwait

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    May Departed soul Rest in Peace.

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  • Ryan Fernandes, Mumbai, Maharashtra

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    I am completely shocked at the sudden death of brother Mahesh.Cant believe he is no more.May God give her eternal rest and may her soul rest in peace.
    Please be strong and accept my most sincere condolences.
    All my sympathy is with the family.Being heard about him from my dad and he being god fearing and always having positive approach to life.Left me and my mom with a shock .

    Regards,
    Ryan Victor Fernandes.
    Rita Victor fernandes.

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  • Ivan Martis, Shirva/Kuwait

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Really Shocked. May his soul rest in peace. Condolences to the grieving Family

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  • Thomas Cutinho, Pakshikre/Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Rest in Peace Fr.Mahesh...Heartfelt condolences to his family.

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  • Henry Sequeira, Shirva. Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    It might be Murdered investigation need to be done in all angles

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  • Louella Fernandes, Goa & Mangalore/ Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    May the soul of Fr. Mahesh rest in peace. Heartfelt condolences to his family.

    Dear Friends who are putting down negative messages have a heart and remember the story of Mary Magdalene. Jesus tells us be the first to throw a stone if you have not sinned. Like someone mentioned if u judge others u will be judged by Jesus.

    Have a heart like Jesus and not of Stone. Very true that we have to pray for our religious and be sensitive to their needs and feelings. They too feel hurt, sad and are subject to the evil one. Look at them with the eyes of God and empathize with them. God bless us all.

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  • Ashok, Mysuru

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    LORD JESUS, we don't know what went wrong with him. We pray, wash away all his sins through your precocious blood & grant him eternal rest and grant peace & strength his loved once to overcome with this sorrow. Amen

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Depression can flatten anyone. Let god forgive you for this drastic step. Rip.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    Sanjay Hebri, first time I agree with you, he was a human being and depression can can happen to anyone! We have this evidence before us. He was liked by all his students for his simplicity and love to all

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  • Joseph, Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    This could also be a case of attempted robbery in the night and subsequent killing and hanging to look like a murder. All angles should be investigated by the Police as it looks impossible for a man of God to commit suicide. All the possible angles should be thoroughly proved and the culprits if any should be brought to justice.

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  • Jawar D'Souza, M'lore/Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Every one has some weakness or the other but suicide is not the answer. As per the comments he seems to be a good Priest very helpful, God only knows what made him to take such a step, if he did. May his Soul rest in Peace .

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  • Maria, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very true. I totally agree with what you are saying, I feel he was as human as each one of is. there are so many around us who would need to be understood, talked to. Having a helpline for the Priests and the other religious would do good. They are in the spotlight to be always good, They have so many problems and no one to talk to, unlike the rest of us who have family to go back to and they will understand. I feel for all the people who are undergoing depression, or fighting a losing battle to the pressure of the world around us. Hope this will act as a wake up call to the others that even a person who looks all happy on the outside may be broken and hurt on the inside.
    My sympathies to the family and fellow priests.

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  • abdulla, india

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    May his soul rest in peace..
    Time for R.C.Church to open up and let the Clergy..priests get married.... like the protestants...
    than undergoing this traumatic human experience.
    Allow the Ladies to join and serve mass like male priests...
    serve the community..
    follow the ten commandments:
    1/Hospital visitation.
    2/Visit to the prison s and listen to their true/real stories.
    3/Shelter the Homeless.
    4/ Educate the poor.
    5/Love and respect.

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  • Shoan D Souza, Sacheripet

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    I agree with you.But a giant problem....! Our mind set...!difficult to digest,difficult to accept.

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  • William DSouza, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Mr. Abdullah,
    R.C priest have no force or obligation. They join the Holy Order with their free will fully knowing that they cannot marry and have a family. If they feel the need they can come out of the order, marry and lead a normal life like rest of us. He was the teacher/Principal of my Children. Much loved and respected. My children are inconsolable. He knew them by name.

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  • Lourdes, Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    No one forces any one to become a priest.
    It is their personal choice.
    There are some rule to follow.
    Getting married is not at all the answer.
    So do not suggest some satanic advise.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Mr Abdul you may be good counsellor or expert, intelligent but you are not greater than institution.So you practice your thoughts to you and discipline your part of the body before advising others.

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  • Anita, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 15 2019

    Well said Alwyn

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  • Rohan Fernandes, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Sad indeed , Sorry for the loss to his family members .

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  • Raymond D'souza, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Really shocking news

    RIP fr

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  • Nithan Rodrigues, Mangalore / bangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    RIP Father

    It’s hard to believe. Priest face many adverse challenges and risks . This needs in-depth investigation before arriving at any conclusion.

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  • Patricia Cynthia D'Souza, Near Mother of Sorrow Church, Udupi

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very sad and shocking news.
    Our Heartfelt condolences to his all family members May his soul rest in peace.
    Eternal Rest grant unto him O Lord and may the light of your face shine upon him.

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  • Flora Dsouza, kalmady/Jerimeri-Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very shocking & sad news!! Only we can pray for his Soul.. May his soul rest in peace..

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  • Dr Diana Pais Prabhu., Bejai,Mangalore-575004

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    It is very sad that a priest has committed suicide all the more ,he is answerable to the Almighty Jesus has given us life and he alone should take our life. He has shown us the way to suffer and endure for our sons.God gives life and no man has right to end his life except the Almighty.He has not followed the precepts ,principles and teaching of Christ reflected in the Bible.Very sorry.My deepest condolences to his family members.So many years of training in the seminary was not fruitful.Think deeply about this.

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  • Rajesh, Uae_Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    May the departed soul Rest In Peace.

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  • Dan M, Dubai / Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Jesus on why you need to pray for your priests...

    Message to John Leary.

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019:

    God the Father said: “I AM WHO AM is telling you how I saw the Hebrews suffering from the slavery of the Egyptians. This is why I appointed Moses as the ‘deliverer’ of My people. Another king took over after Joseph’s help with the food, and the Pharaoh put the Hebrews into slave labor to build his supply cities. Just as I appointed Moses, so now I am appointing many prophets to prepare the people for the coming Warning and tribulation. The people of this world are being led astray by the devil, and they are turning evil in their lifestyles. I am preparing My faithful to be separated into My refuges, so I can bring My punishment down upon the idolaters of sex and greed. Trust that I will protect My faithful.”

    Jesus said: “My people, without Me, you are nothing. My Body and Blood feeds you your spiritual sustenance, and only those people who eat My Body and drink My Blood will have eternal life. This is why the devil is trying to get rid of My Eucharist in the Host because he is weak to My power. This is why the devil attacks the priests, the hierarchy, and My Church people. He wants to do away with the Mass because My consecrated Hosts are his number one target. This is why you need to pray for your priests, bishops, and cardinals to remain faithful to Me. Pray that the Mass is not changed, since it should not be a one world religion. When you see a division in My Church, you are to remain with My faithful remnant, and do not accept the coming schismatic church. At My refuges you will have My true Mass, and My angels will bring you daily Holy Communion. Treasure My Adoration hours as your grace and strength that will help you to remain faithful to My love. I love all of you, and I will be with you to the end of time in My Eucharist."

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  • CLEMENT LOBO, Nakre - Chakala Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Condolences to Bereaved Family Members of Fr. Mahesh,
    RIP Father Mahesh......
    Clement, Philu and Neil

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  • Dr Diana Pais Prabhu K.A.S,DDPI(Rtd), Bejai,Mangalore-575004

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    It is very sad that a priest has committed suicide all the more ,he is answerable to the Almighty Jesus has given us life and he alone should take our life. He has shown us the way to suffer and endure for our sons.God gives life and no man has right to end his life except the Almighty.He has not followed the precepts ,principles and teaching of Christ reflected in the Bible.Very sorry.My deepest condolences to his family members.So many years of training in the seminary was not fruitful.Think deeply about this.

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  • Alex, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    If it is suicide there are dozens of reasons for the same.
    It is not wholly willful act with 100% presence of mind.
    This is not a mortal sin, for a mortal sin to be committed a person has to give complete will knowing that he is going to sin and he is prepared to face the consequences.
    There is an instance when a lady came for confession to St Padre Pio, who had long time worry that her husband committed suicide and he is in hell.
    St. Padre Pio ( who had the God given gift of seeing the person's sins of the sinner ) , did tell her to offer penance for his soul, as he is in purgatory because he did repent at the last moment before touching the water ( while jumping from the bridge).
    Hence we should not judge any one.

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  • Sevak, Bejai ,Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    May his soul rest in Heavenly Father.

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  • Patricia, Bajpe

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Please investigate for murder. It's possible that it's been made to look like suicide.

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  • Linet Noronha, Pangla/ Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    VERY SHOCKING NEWS!!! CANT BELIEVE ..MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.

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  • Lancy Dsa, Mudarangadi/ Kalmady

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    RIP Fr Mahesh . Cant believe this is the same priest who lead his parish choir in during our annual novena many times. Lord, please protect our priests and nuns from evil spirits and evil peoples.

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  • Vinitha Saldanha, Mumbai- Marine lines

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    May his soul rest in peace. My heartly condolences to his parent's, family, Parsihnors. Really shocking news, very hard to believe. Godly people ending their life In such a way

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  • Lesly Menezes, Shirva-U.S.A.

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Heartfelt condolences from us.you are charming personalty in education sector in Shirva .We all miss you Fr.Masheh.

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  • Praveen dsouza, Nairobi

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Rest in peace.

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  • Clifford Correa &fly, ex Mangalore/Pune/Kuwait

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very shocking to read the news of Fr. Mahesh D'souza commiting suicide, May his soul rest in peace. May his family be strengthened to bear this sudden loss. Heartfelt condolence to his family

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  • Roshan, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very much shocking !!! Rest in peace Fr. Mahesh!!!

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  • Simon Menezes ,Bondel, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very sad...to here, may his soul rest in peace

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  • Jacintha Dmello, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Rest in peace Fr.Mahesh..🌹

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  • Shoan D Souza, Sacheripet

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    My heartful sympathies.Today is not the day for finding out the reason behind his death.Let's all show sympathies to his parents and family members. May rest his soul in peace .

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  • Peter P. Saldanha, Kabyadi, Pamboor

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Deeply saddened to hear the loss of Fr. Mahesh. May God give strength to the family members. I can't imagine what they must be going through now. May his soul Rest In Peace.

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi / udupi

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    RIP.

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  • Peace, Mudarangadi

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    So called Mr. Dsouza, u don’t have any right to judge anyone. That’s what the Bible says. So better mind ur own business and stop writing such comments before u know the truth. Karma is not followed in Christianity. So please mind ur words. Coz on your final day, even u will be judged.......

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  • I wish I was THere, Bahrain

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very rightly said.

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  • Anita Alex Fernandes, Shirva - Navi Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very shocking News. Eternal rest grant him O Lord. May his soul rest in peace. Heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family.

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  • CHRISTINE, MANGALORE

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Tears come out while read. Catholics should remember priests of Catholic Church in our prayers. They too human beings and have problems. But with prayers they can overcome whatever giant problem may be.

    We do not know what happened to him to end his life. Jesus is with us always caring and protecting and carryin while we cant walk in life.

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  • Kiron D'Lima, Udupi / Munich

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very sad and shocking. May his soul rest in peace and may god give the family members the strength to bear the loss.

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  • Simon Menezes, Simon/Abu Dhabi

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very Shocking news. No words to say. ... Eternal rest grant him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him . May His Soul Rest in Peace.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, India

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Rest in peace Fr. Mahesh. A wonderful Priest that will be sadly missed. Our thoughts to all his family members/ friends/relatives.

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  • Suman, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Has he read his holy book ?!

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  • Praveen Lobo, Bangalore, Bantwal

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    @Suman. Devil always plucks only good fruits as we pluck good flowers and fruits. The work of Devil but strong priest we lost. If u want to enjoy the pain enjoy. But never pose illogical questions. Today it is at someone else's family. Tomorrow might be at urs and mine. Pray for priests.

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  • Francis, Mumbai/Dubai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Praveen, very much true my friend.

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  • Vishu, Udupi

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Such a fresh and promising face.
    Sad to hear this, RIP

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  • Violet, Kithimani,Kenya

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    It is always better to introspect oneself before passing a judgment on a fellow priest.

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  • Ronald danthi, HANUR

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Depression might be the cause. When we are not praying, when we are away from God, we lose our Hope. Talents are not important. Prayer for a priest is a must coz he is ordained to Pray the Office of reading and Offer Holy Mass. Anyway I strongly believe that Depression is the only cause which he could not solve through prayers. Our sympathy to his mom n dear ones. May his soul rest in peace. Prayers assured to the bereaved family.

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  • Wilson, Banakal /Chikmaglur

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very sad news indeed.May his soul rest in peace Amen.

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  • Abdul Azeez, shirva

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    RIP
    its very shocking hard to belive.
    may his soul rest in peae

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  • Vincent and Prescilla Machado, Shirva/ Canada

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Dear Matilda, Fredrick, Manoj and all family members,
    Very sad to hear the sad demise of dear Fr. Mahesh. We can’t believe that he is no more. . He was a very dynamic, hardworking and dedicated priest blessed with many talents. Our heartfelt condolences for the family. May God give you courage and strength to bear the loss. May his soul rest In Peace.

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  • Dominic B. Soares, Manipal

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families on the sad demise of Father Mahesh. May God give strength to the family members to bear the pain. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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  • Reginald D'Souza, Artur / Chad

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    May his soul rest in peace

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  • Manjunatha, Kasaragodu

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    It really a shocking and sad news. God knows what the Father must have gone through to take this extreme step. Some people say this is a cowardly act but I do not think any person will commit suicide without any strong reason. For that matter, I do not support suicide also. But sometimes life becomes so hard and difficult that people take this extreme step. May Father's soul RIP.

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  • Anitha Castelino, Moodubelle/Canada

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very very shocking news. May his soul Rest In Peace. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family in this most difficult time .

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  • Louis D Souza & Fly, Mount Rosary, Santhekatte

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Its a very shocking news, very hard to believe. We have lost a very good priest Fr. Mahesh. May his soul rest in peace. Heartfelt condolence to his family.

    Louis, Helen, Nileema & Liston, Santhekatte

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  • Santosh, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Depression is REAL. From owner of CCD to Priest in a Church. If you know someone who's sounding depressed, please talk to them and support them to seek help!

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  • WD, Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very Sad - May his soul RIP. However the circumstances leading to his death must be investigated thoroughly.

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    RIP Mahesh Dsouza,

    according to reader u were kind and a good person, loss to community,i request every one not to deshada aarthika paristhithi

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  • Fr Anil Lobo, mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    It is really shocking news. he is a affectionate and loving priest. we studied in the same seminary. May his soul rest in peace. May God give enough strength to the bereved family to accept the sudden loss of their dear departed.

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  • Victor Castelino, Boliye/Melbourne

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    You might have strong reasons to take this extreme step. Let the Lord be the judge. May you rest in peace and bye till we meet again.

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  • Don, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very Sad indeeed. R.I.P Fr. Mahesh

    While some are calling for an investigation, some fail to understand that a Priest is a human being like any of us. The big difference is they have chosen the life in service to others. But as they as human they too have their trials and temptations, ups and downs in their lives.

    Perhaps, the Bishop should consider a helpline for Priests,Nuns and religious let them be annonymous (if they desire so) by getting them timely Pychiatric help and Counselling over the phone.

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  • Vincent D'Souza, Belthangady

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very very shocking news? May this never happen with any of the Religious Fraternity & may God guide them to do the right & walk in His path. R.I.P. Father.

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  • Joseph, Bangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very unfortunate A catholic. Priest with so much of Education theology and philosophical knowledge vomiting suicide is a matter of grave concern for the Catholic Church. Bishops and CBCI should not keep mum and discover the reasons for this kind of attitude some time back a Catholic priest from Shimoga too had committed suicide

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  • JOY CASTELINO, MOODUBELLE / DUBAI

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very sad & shocking news May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Eric Coelho, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    According to bible saying he should not have and he did it.

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  • Friend of Fr.Mahesh, shirva

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Sir,
    Its wrong what you said bcz I am his student in school he is my principal and more than that he was like a brother. He is not a person who will give up so easily. There might be some strong reason behind this which we might not know .So I think saying anything which may hurt his family or his followers or favorates may be a extreamly wrong .And please do remember that he is not a coward. If me or u is put to extreme tension or stress we cannot say whether we will also commit the same mistake

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  • Surendra Poojari, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Eric..it's easy to comment. Nothing more.

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  • Francis, Mumbai/Dubai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    As usual, Eric cannot resist from giving his negative comments, which can hurt all and in particularly, his close family members and dear and near ones..

    May Rev. Fr. Mahesh D'Souza's soul rest in peace.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    You applied something from bible.but for judgement there is also mentioned in Bible.. Please don't bring scripture for your own thoughts

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  • Flavian Pereira, Muscat/Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Shocking news----!!!! Can't believe that Fr . Mahesh is no more. R.I.P. Fr. Heartfelt condolences to his family.

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  • Arun, Dubai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Really a shocking news.we have lost a young and energetic priest May his soul rest in peace.
    .Apeeling a strong Investigation for the cause of death.

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  • Prakash D' Cunha, Bajpe/Ashoknagar/Abudhabi.

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Really shocking news. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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  • Boniface D'Souza, Moodubelle/Bangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Shocked to hear the sad and untimely demise of Fr. Mahesh..Heartfelt condolences to Dad Fredrick D'Souza Mom Matilda brothers Manoj & Marvin and fly. May the Almighty God console the entire fly during the hour of crisis. May the departed soul rest in eternal peace.

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  • Sandy, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very Sad to hear...Rest in peace

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  • Sarita DSouza, Valencia / Kuwait

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    This is shocking news. I just can't believe a friendly, jovial person like him who always had a positive attitude towards life and work can end his life. Something is wrong and needs to be investigated 😥

    Rest in peace Fr. Mahesh. May the Angels welcome you with open arms. God grant strength and courage to your family, friends, parishioners and students to bear this irreparable loss.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    RIP

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  • URBAN DSOUZA, SHIRVA-KUWAIT

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very hard to believe. Heartfelt condolences to his family members, DonBosco
    Teaching staff, students and all Shirva Parishioners. May his soul rest in peace.
    Urban,Janet and family.

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  • Manoj Menezes, Shirva/ Abudhabi

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    It's really very Shocking and Sad News. Hard to believe. Fr. Mahesh was one of the best priests I have seen. Very strong and good priest. What circumstances made him to take this extreme step is really unbelievable. May his Soul Rest in Peace Amen. We have lost a very good priest. Heartfelt condolences to his family members and the community of Shirva

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  • Maria Pereira and family, Janthra/Dubai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Rest in Peace Fr. Mahesh!
    Very shocked to hear this news of Fr.'s leaving us. May God bless his soul and grant him eternal rest.
    Condolences to the entire family, particularly his parents! May God give them the comfort they need at this turbulent time.

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  • Mable Dsouza, Byculla

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very shocking indeed, my heartfelt condolence to the community and the familyand friends. May his soul rest in peace may the perpetual light shine upon him. AMEN.

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  • Antony George Pinto, Naravi

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Shocking to know. Praying for him and his parents and family and for the Bishop of Udupi and the diocese, Priests and people of Shirva. May God console them and grant eternal peace to Fr Mahesh. It’s very sad news to all of us.

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  • Fr Henry Sequeira, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    It is really shocking! He was a good priest. May he rest in peace!

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  • Simon Quadros, Udupi

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Who am I to judge ? Being Principal, how he can take extreme step.God only knows under what storm he made him to walk. if one door closes Almighty open many doors.The priest was very young . may be the some personal matterl or official problems and other related suffering have brought him to a stage of no return. God forgive him and accept him in eternal abode.

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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinnha, Mangalore, Houston/Dallas, Texas, U.S.A

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Sad deaths and shocking deaths can occur to anyone anywhere in this world. The religious background doesn't matter; the age and professional background does not matter. The cause and nature of calamity does not matter. God alone knows the best. May God's wish be done on this earth. We are left in this world to ask mercy from God, so that He may console us, and that He may continue to protect us in our daily obligations in life.

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  • Simon Quadros, Udupi

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Who am I to judge ? Being Principal and priest, how he can take extreme step.God only knows under what storm he made him to walk. if one door closes Almighty opens many doors.The priest was very young . may be the some personal matter or official problems and other related suffering have brought him to a stage of no return. God forgive him and accept him in eternal abode.

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore/Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very sad indeed...RIP .

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  • Hilda and Anthony Mathias, Kuthyar Malad Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Our Heartfelt condolences to his all family members May his soul rest in peace yr

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  • Dr Gerald PInto, Kallianpur

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    A great priest, may his soul rest in peace. Heartfelt condolenses to his family. Let the reason be to the world and culprit punished.

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  • L J Fernandes, Venur

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    A great soul.Wonderful leader.May his soul Rest in Peace

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  • L J Fernandes, Venur

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    A great soul.Wonderful leader.May his soul Rest in Peace

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  • Jessy Pinto, Kananjar/kulshekar

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    It is hard to believe a person who studied more than 15 years a spiritual course and got the Priest hood too plus serving such a nice profession. Why he will end his life? Surely a proper investigation is seriously required.

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  • Jacintha, Karkala udupi dioces

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very difficult to believe this our religious father's committing suicide they teaching people that not to do this.then how could they do this.all problems have solution oh god please rest him in peace. .

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  • John Cruz moras, Kuppepadavu/Kulshekar

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    it is so sad that a young priest ending his life, we lost a very good, hard working priest is no more. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Priest commits suicide means there is strong reason and it has to be investigated.

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  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Very difficult to believe that Fr. Mahesh D'Souza choose to end his life. He has been helpful to many people and many good causes. May Fr. Mahesh D' Souza remembered by many for his useful service he rendered to his parishioners, friends.

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  • George, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Shocking.
    May his soul Rest In Peace and maybhis family be consoled.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    Really a shocking news.....!!! He was a smiling...helpful.... active....jovial by nature... Now no more ! Eternal rest grant unto him o Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul rest in peace... Amen... Condolences to his bereaved family.. ..

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  • Paul, mangalore

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    RIP.Fr.
    Need to go through a strong investigation.
    There should be a strong reason...Othwerwise no way he will suicide because he was very strong person.
    Very sad

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  • Roshan, Mangalore Canada

    Sat, Oct 12 2019

    I agree.
    Fr. Mahesh was good human being, a committed priest and always there for people.
    He was selflessly hardworking priest even in his difficult time.
    I hope he had a support from his hierarchy.
    Dear Fr. Mahesh, May your soul Rest in Peace.

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  • laveena, pernal

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    yes , need very strong investigation.

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  • Lydia, Taccode

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    What led him to commit suicide? It's really a shocking news!
    May his soul rest in peace. May the Lord be with the sorrowful family and console them and strengthen their faith.

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  • Edward Menezes, Shirva.

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    May be a year a so once I finish my morning walk I used to attend the morning mass, which was celebrated by Fr. Mahesh and his Sermon on the daily reading was so good and meaning full. I was really shocked to hear this news and couldn't believe it. A wonderful human being,a down to earth person, a loving and caring Principal of the School, he was loved and appreciated by hundreds of people and pupil, only the flow of tears and my sentiments can whisper the word called Rest in Peace my dear Fr.Mahesh

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  • Edward Menezes, Shirva.

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    So sad, just praying to Almighty to get the main culprit to bring to the public and expose his intentions why he has taken this extreme step.

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