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Kerala Bishop to donate kidney to Hindu boy

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Published May 29, 2016, 9:41 am IST
Updated May 29, 2016, 9:48 am IST
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Thiruvananthapuram: In an attempt to help an ailing Hindu boy, a Bishop in Kerala’s Kottayam district will be donating one of his kidneys. The development comes in the wake of Pope Francis’s call, in the recent past, to make 2016 a year of giving.

The Bishop of Pala diocese of the Syro-Malabar Church, Jacob Muricken was apprised of Sooraj's sickly condition by the Kidney Federation of India. The 30-year-old was undergoing dialysis treatment two years ago. According to the federation, both his kidneys have failed and his health is in a deplorable condition. He had registered with the federation a year ago and was waiting for a donor to relieve him off his predicament.

The Bishop’s donation is no less than a boon for Sooraj. For the first time, a bishop will be donating his kidney. “I am inspired by Father Chiramel who once donated his kidney seven years ago. I am happy that I will be doing good to someone in the year of mercy. I am deeply moved by Father’s act of mercy and would like to follow his footprints,” the bishop said, as quoted in reports.

“If everything goes well then the transplantation process will take place next week in Kochi,” said Father Chiramel.

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