Winchester, VA – There was sad news for parishioners of Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Corstorphine, Scotland last week. Crux reports that their 33 year old priest, Father Martin Xavier Vazhachira was found dead on a beach on Friday near his parish. Father Vazhachira, a native of India who was studying for his postgraduate degree at Edinburgh University, had been reported missing last week, having last been seen on Tuesday, June 20. His failure to show up for Mass Wednesday morning prompted parishioners to report him missing. As of now there are no clues as to his disappearance and death.
Written by: Jennifer Snow