Juba, 06 May, 2022 / 12:50 pm (ACI Africa).
One year after his death, the immediate former Local Ordinary of Juba Archdiocese in South Sudan, Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro, has been remembered as a “healer and champion of love”.
Addressing the congregation during the Memorial Mass of the late member of the Comboni Missionaries who had been at the helm of South Sudanese Archdiocese for 36 years, Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin said that his predecessor was devoted to the mission and promoted love in the Archdiocese.
“His Grace Paulino Lukudu was a healer and champion of love who worked tirelessly for the development of the Archdiocese,” Archbishop Ameyu said during the April 30, adding that the late Archbishop was “a parent to us and a peacemaker, a lover of reconciliation.”
“It is true Archbishop Lukudu succeeded in communicating a strong church of hope founded on faith in Christ Jesus who is the same yesterday, today and forever,” Archbishop Ameyu said about his predecessor who died on 5 April 2021 in Kenya at the age of 80.
Announcing the death of the South Sudanese Archbishop last year, Archbishop Ameyu said that the news of the passing on of his predecessor was “tragic and saddest of all news” and described the late Catholic Church leader as “a star” that has “flickered out.”