Tombura-Yambio, 14 September, 2023 / 8:32 pm (ACI Africa).
At the annual death anniversary of Bishop Joseph Abangite Gasi, the South Sudanese Catholic Bishop who died on 12 September 2014 after having served as Local Ordinary of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) for over three decades has been remembered as a “beacon of love and faith”.
Speaking at the launch of the three-day memorial that has been dubbed “Bishop Gasi Day” on Wednesday, September 13, the Vicar General of CDTY said that the late Bishop, who passed on at the age of 86 was a man whose faith and affection for his flock were worth emulating.
“He was a beacon of love and faith,” Fr. Thomas Bagbiowia said during the anniversary celebration at St. Mary Mother of God Parish of CDTY, and added, “Bishop Gasi’s legacy was one of selflessness, inclusivity, and patriotism; his love for his nation and its people was unwavering as he served as a guiding light for all.”
The life of the late South Sudanese Catholic Bishop, Fr. Bagbiowia said, “was a testament to faith, morality, and leadership.”
Bishop Gasi’s “unwavering commitment to prayer was a testament to his faith and he embodied God’s love in every aspect of his life,” the South Sudanese Vicar General said, adding, “What set Bishop Gasi apart was his authenticity; he did not just preach about his faith but he lived it.”