The Emeritus Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba Paulino Lukudu Loro has died in Kenya aged 81.
Loro was Monday April 5, 2021 pronounced dead in Nairobi.
In a somber statement, Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla said: “I, your shepherd, by God’s will and design, bring you the saddest news of my entire lifetime: My predecessor and Father, His Grace Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro, a star that ceaselessly was shining over our church and nation for well over thirty years has this morning flickered out in the Kenyan capital city of Nairobi.”
Archbishop Ameyu has declared a 4-day mourning period for Lukudu starting today and said further details will be announced when available.
He described Lukudu’s death as ‘tragic and saddest of all news’ that will not only affect the church but the country at large.
Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga who passed on Friday night.
Archbishop of Cameron Christian Tumi also passed away on Saturday.
Christian Wiyghan Tumi was a Cameroonian prelate of the Catholic Church who was archbishop of Douala from 1991 to 2009.
He was bishop of Yagoua from 1980 to 1982.
After serving as coadjutor bishop of Garoua beginning in 1982, he was bishop there from 1984 to 1991.
He was made a cardinal 1988.