Lubumbashi, 31 March, 2021 / 6:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Plans are underway to ship the body of the late Congolese Archbishop who died in South Africa back to his native country for interment.
Archbishop Jean-Pierre Tafunga Mbayo, 78, succumbed to “an illness” in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, March 31.
“The Archdiocese of Lubumbashi announces with deep sorrow the death of His Excellency Msgr. Jean-Pierre Tafunga Mbayo, Metropolitan Archbishop of Lubumbashi. He died in Pretoria, South Africa, on Wednesday 31 March 2021 following an illness,” the Vicar General of the Congolese Metropolitan see, Fr. Denis Moto, says in a statement.
In the statement issued March 31, Fr. Moto adds, “The program for the repatriation of the mortal remains, the funeral and other arrangements will be communicated to you later.”
“May our father in the faith rest in the hope of a glorious resurrection,” the Congolese Cleric implores in his statement obtained by ACI Africa.