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Bishop Vincent Kympat Of Jowai Dies Of Heart Attack

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altJOWAI, August 1: Bishop Vincent Kympat of Jowai diocese in Meghalaya died on July 30, due to a massive heart attack. He was quite normal till about 11.30 a.m. and was found dead in the bathroom. He was aged 64.

The first Bishop of Jowai, Bishop Vincent Kympat was born in 1946.

He was ordained a priest in 1977 and was appointed Bishop of Jowai on April 2, 2006.

He did his Philosophy at Christ King College in Shillong and Theology at Sacred Heart Theological College in Poonamallee, Tamil Nadu.

During his long priestly ministry, Bishop-elect Vincent was Assistant Parish Priest, Parish Priest, Director of the Catechists Training Centre and Junior Teachers' Training Centre, Rector of Christ King College and visiting professor at Oriens Theological College and Sacred Heard Theological College and was the Director of the Laity Formation Centre in Shillong at the time of his appointment as Bishop of Jowai. May His Soul rest in Peace!

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 Number of people affected : 151,934
Loss of life : 72
Villages affected : 1,296
Houses destroyed/damaged : 118,833
Relief being distributed to : 3,500 families
No. Catholic houses lost: 560
Number of medical camps held : 22