A priest is found dead in Scottish church grounds as police launch an investigation – Top Stories (Trending Perfect)

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A priest was found dead in the grounds of a church in Perth locally named Father Bogdan Palka. The 61-year-old was discovered at St Mary Magdalene Church, where he worked, on Saturday.

The police are treating the death as unjustified, and investigations are still ongoing. Father Krzysztof Jablonski, a deacon at the church, confirmed his tragic death.




“This is the most desperate and saddest situation,” he said.

“I can't find the right words and I have no idea what the church will do next. All we can do at this point is pray to Father Palka.”

Church of St Mary Magdalene in Perth.(Image: Google.)

The popular priest has been at the church for two years after settling in Perth nearly a decade ago.

“He has been present in Perth for 10 years and is very popular among his followers,” Father Jablonski continued. “The diocese will hold a meeting on Monday to make further preparations during this difficult and sad time.”

“However, the police have not yet given us any indication of how long it will be before we can expect to return to church.”

Popular Father Palka was honored by colleagues and friends in the community.

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