Friday, April 20, 2012


UCAN REPORT: Father Arokiasamy Soosai remembered as an 'outstanding scholar'
Jessy Joseph, New Delhi
Moral theologian Jesuit Father Arokiasamy Soosai passed away this morning in a Delhi hospital from complications following a lung infection and cardiac problems.
Fr Soosai, 75, died at 10am after receiving the final anointing, said Fr Edward Mudavassery, Jesuit provincial for South Asia.
Fr Soosai, a consultor and member of the commission for doctrine and faith at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, was professor emeritus of Vidyajyoti College of Theology.
He received his doctorate in moral theology from Gregorian University in Rome and served in the Office for Theological Concerns at the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences.
Born August 6, 1937, Fr Soosai entered the seminary on May 30, 1957, and was ordained a priest in March 1971.
“His death is too sudden for us,” Fr Mudavassery said.
Fr Joe Antony, editor of Jeevan, a Jesuit publication, and director of culture and communication at Loyola College in Chennai, said Fr Soosai had served as an adviser to the bishops’ conference on matters of faith and morals for several years.
Hundreds of former students now serving as priests all over India would be “saddened by the death of their highly respected and much loved professor,” he said.
CBCI spokesman Fr Babu Joseph said that “in Fr Soosai’s death the Church has lost an outstanding scholar in theology as well as a wonderful person.”
A funeral service is scheduled for 4pm tomorrow in Delhi.

1 comment:

S S Jeevan said...

I miss you father. You were a holy educated and kind human being.May you rest in peace