Butembo-Beni, 07 February, 2022 / 9:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The late Fr. Richard Masivi Kasereka who was “assassinated” in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) hours after participating in the celebration of the World Day of Consecrated Life on February 2 has been eulogized as a Priest who was available and open to the mission of Christ with “pastoral enthusiasm”.
The lifeless body of Fr. Masivi was found in his car in DRC’s Vusesa area, between Kirumba and Mighobwe, in North-Kivu. The member the Order of Clerics Regular Minor (Caracciolini or Adorno Fathers - CRM) was returning to St. Michael the Archangel Parish of Butembo-Beni Diocese where he was serving as Parish Priest since October 2021.
He was laid to rest on Saturday, February 5 at St. Joseph Cemetery in Musienene after a Funeral Mass at the Sanctuary of Saint Francis of Assisi Kaghuntura in Butembo-Beni Diocese.
In his homily during the Funeral Mass, the Superior of the Delegation of Caracciolini Fathers in Africa said Fr. Masivi’s demise has left a great vacuum among members of the Order.
“We feel the great emptiness of your love and ambitions for the Order, of your pastoral enthusiasm, your openness, your joy, your smile, your pastoral availability,” Fr. Jean Claude Musubao Lulong said in his homily.