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JUST IN! Another Catholic Archbishop Paulino Lukudu dies at 81

Lukudu, 81, was pronounced dead on Monday after being hospitalized in Nairobi Hospital, Kenya where he breathed his last.

As the country continues to mourn the demise of Kampala Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, another Catholic Archbishop, His Grace Paulino Lukudu Loro, Emeritus of Juba Archdiocese has passed on.

Lukudu, 81, was pronounced dead on Monday after being hospitalized in Nairobi Hospital, Kenya where he breathed his last.

A statement released by the reigning Juba Archdiocese Archbishop, Stephen Ameyu Martin announced the death of the Archbishop saying, “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 Nairobi,”

“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,” he added.

He described Lukudu’s death as ‘tragic and saddest of all news’ that will not only affect the church but the country at large.

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It, however, remains unclear when the deceased retired Archbishop will be laid to rest.

Archbishop Ameyu has declared a 4-day mourning period for Lukudu starting today and said further details will be announced when available.

Born in August 1940, Lukudu joined the Congregation of the Comboni Missionaries and was ordained a priest in April 1970. He served in several churches in Sudan and was appointed archbishop of Juba on February 19, 1983, serving until he eventually retired in 2020.


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