100,000 attend Archbishop Jala’s state funeral

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Nearly 100,000 people from across north-eastern India, particularly Meghalaya State, attended the state funeral of Archbishop Dominic Jala in Shillong.

Archbishop John Moolachria of Guwahati, president of the North East India Bishops Council, led the Mass at the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christian, Laitumkhrah, down-town Shillong.

He was assisted by 15 archbishops and bishops from northeastern India other dioceses in India.

The mortal remains was brought to the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians in Laitumkhrah on October 21 morning.

After the Mass, Archbishop Jala was laid to rest in a grave close to the Cathedral Church.

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