Kerala Catholic Church bishop warns families of fraud callers ‘trying to trap young women’
Wednesday 1 September 2021 6:00 AM UTC
PALA Sept 1: Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt of Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Pala diocese has issued a circular, warning families about “fraudsters” who allegedly trap girls and young women.
In the circular dated August 28, the Bishop addressed parish priests and said that these “fraudsters” call local body representatives disguising as former priests of the vicar. They then claim that they are living abroad and seek papers of girls studying there to get their feedback on certain topics.
In case of suspicion over voice modulation, the caller allegedly blames it on the “cold due to weather in the foreign country”.
The Bishop asked parish priests to make families aware of such callers. Sources close to the Pala diocese said that the Bishop has issued such a circular after some incidents were reported.
As per a report in Times of India, Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt of the Pala diocese, in his circular elaborated on how certain people are laying traps to befriend young girls of the local community through phone calls. “You must be aware of the various sections and groups that have been trying to trap our female children with various tactics,” read the opening lines of the letter.
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