Yei, 05 July, 2023 / 11:20 am (ACI Africa).
Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe who underwent a “minor operation” at a hospital in Rome is on the path to recovery, the Auxiliary Bishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has said.
In the June 30 interview with ACI Africa, Bishop Santo Loku Pio Doggale said, “I can say the Bishop is well and his health is okay because he is recovering well after the operation.”
Bishop Erkolano “is well and will come back to join in our mission of proclamation,” Bishop Santo added about the 80-year-old South Sudanese Catholic Bishop who retired from the pastoral care of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese in February 2022.
He went on to explain about the operation, saying, “The minor surgery was a result of cellulitis and an infection on his right leg that makes it swell.”
“The doctors in Rome are trying their best to control the situation and they are doing what is possible to make sure the Bishop recovers,” the 53-year-old Auxiliary Bishop of Juba Archdiocese added.