Mangaluru, Jul 5: Fr Victor A Pinto, a priest of the diocese of Mangalore, passed away on Tuesday July 5 due to old age related ailments. He was 88.
Fr Victor health was critical and was hospitalised a week ago.
Son of Joseph Pinto and Emilia Noronha, Fr Victor hailed from Kirem parish. He had retired from active ministry and was residing in his hometown Kirem since 2009.
Fr Victor had served as the assistant parish priest at Beltangady, Milagres and Urwa parishes. He was sent to Rome for higher studies in Scripture and research studies in Jerusalem. He was the professor in St Joseph Seminary, Jeppu. He also served as the director of Pastoral Institute and Mangala Jyothi. He was the parish priest at Mukamar, Surathkal, Kateel and Mulky parishes.
Funeral details will be announced later.