Juba, 12 April, 2021 / 6:52 pm (ACI Africa).
Religious and political leaders in South Sudan have paid glowing tribute to the emeritus Archbishop of Juba Archdiocese, describing him as a great man who mobilized his brother Bishops in the country to work towards peace.
Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro, the immediate former Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese, died April 5 in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, at the age of 80.
His mortal remains arrived in the capital of South Sudan, Juba on Saturday, April 10 and were received at St. Theresa’s Kator Cathedral Parish of Juba Archdiocese by the Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin ahead of his burial on Monday, April 12.
Other Religious leaders who received the body of the Archbishop who had been at the helm of Juba Archdiocese for 36 years Cardinal Zubeir Wako, the Presidential Adviser on Islamic Affairs, Sheikh Juma Saeed Ali, representatives of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC), and some Catholic Bishops.
Addressing the Press at the Juba International Airport on April 10, Bishop Dr. Arkangelo Wani Lemi, former Chairperson of SSCC recalled the late Archbishop’s tireless efforts toward restoring peace in the East-Central African country.