SHILLONG: The Shillong Archdiocese on Thursday said that nothing is clear yet on when will the mortal remains of Archbishop of Shillong late Rev Dominic Jala will arrive in the city.
Earlier, there were reports which stated that the mortal remains would be reaching Shillong by Tuesday or Wednesday.
According to Fr Jimmy Marngar, the Chancellor of Shillong Archdiocese, formalities are completed and the body is undergoing embalming.
Fr Marngar said that as of now, the Church authorities here are having difficulty in getting flight tickets since the flight from San Francisco to Delhi is fully booked.
The Chancellor of Shillong Archdiocese, informed that they were looking at other alternate routes to transport back the mortal remains of the Archbishop to India.
“So depending on the availability of flight tickets, we will be able to confirm on the exact date and time of arrival of the mortal remains of the Archbishop,” Fr Margnar said.
The Chancellor of Shillong Archdiocese also informed that Shillong MP Vincent H Pala and three priests are in the USA to do the needful and accompany the body to India.
Meanwhile, Fr John Madur, in a statement said that the Church understands the anguish, the concern and the longing of the people to know the exact date and time of the arrival of the mortal remains of the Archbishop.
“I assure you, we are doing everything possible to bring back the body of Archbishop as soon as possible,” Fr Madur said.