Kastina-Ala, 17 February, 2020 / 4:24 am (ACI Africa).
The people of God in Africa’s most populous country are mourning the death of a nearly 62-year-old Catholic Bishop who, having been in the episcopacy for just about seven years, has been described as a gentle “and a holy man through and through.”
“We are very sad to announce the death of Bishop Peter Iorzuul Adoboh, Catholic Bishop of Kastina-Ala who died on 14th February, 2020 after (a brief) illness at Daughter of Charity Hospital, Abuja,” reads part of the statement announcing the passing on of the Nigerian Prelate who was born in April 1958.
Appointed Bishop by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in December 2012, Bishop Adoboh has died nine days before celebrating his seventh anniversary of his Episcopacy, having been ordained Bishop of Kastina-Ala on February 23, 2013.
He had, as his Episcopal motto, Misericordia Dei Me Circumdat (The Grace of God surrounds me). “Indeed, this grace was a sustaining factor in his brief episcopacy,” the February 14 statement from the diocese of Kastina-Ala shared with ACI Africa reads.
“The bishop had a long struggle with ill-health and was at various times given medical treatment in the US, Canada and Italy,” the statement further read, adding that the late Prelate passed on “in the early hours of February 14.”