Juba, 18 June, 2020 / 10:15 pm (ACI Africa).
Retired Archbishop of Juba, Paolino Lukudu will be the first occupant of the first ever Bishops’ retirement home that has been erected by the Archdiocese with help from the Vatican and other donors.
Christened “Jerusalem Home,” the building was officially opened on Tuesday, June 15 in an inaugural celebration that was presided over by the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Juba, Fr. Moris Lado.
Emeritus Archbishop Lukudu, 79, acknowledged in an interview with ACI Africa that the retirement home would not have been a success without the concerted effort of well-wishers including non-Catholics.
“We did it together with our local people. Even individuals in our government contributed something for the construction,” Archbishop Lukudu, a member of the Comboni Missionaries said.
He further said that said that the home is something he thought about as he approached retirement age, and requested Pope Francis to aid in building a facility in the only Metropolitan See in the world’s youngest country.