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From: tonysvd rebello
Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2005 8:59 PM
Subject: Special Prayers for Fr. Patricio

Special Prayers for Fr. Patricio

Dear Conferes,

Greetings from Botswana!

This email is to update you and give you a detailed information on the latest about our Provincial Fr.Patricio.

On the 18th of November 2005, at 11p.m. hearing the barking of our dogs, Fr.Patricio went out of the house. It was then that Fr.Patricio was assaulted possibly by two thieves. He screamed for help. Fr. Paul Shiju, who was in his room, heard Fr. Patricio and went to his aid, only to find him bleeding profusely. He had multiple cuts and fractures on the skull, a fracturted hand, and other deep cuts probably caused by some sharp weapons. Fr. Paul dragged him to the house and sought for help. Bro. Charles Ashun responded quickly by arriving on the spot, and they both took Fr.Patricio to hospital. He was taken to the operation Theatre, and the operation on his fractured skull, fractured hand and other wounds lasted for six and a half hours.

At the moment He is in the Intenstive Care Unit of the Hospital in a critical stage, which will last for forty-eight hours. Infact we met the neuro-surgeon who operated on him. He mentioned that Father is still in a critical stage of recovery.

We will keep you updated about the condition of Fr.Patricio as time goes on.

So your special prayers are requested for the speed Recovery of Fr.Patricio.

Yours fraternally,

Fr.Tony Rebello svd