The retired Catholic Archbishop of South Sudan, His Grace Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro who passed on Monday 5th/ April/2020 in Nairobi at the age of 80 was laid to rest in a ceremonious Requiem Mass at St. Theresa Cathedral, Kator in Juba South Sudan on the 12/April/2020.
The archbishop who served for 38 years and was hailed by all levels of society around the world for his efforts to promote peace during the long civil war in Sudan before independence of South Sudan, was installed as the Archbishop of Juba on the 19th February in 1983.
In his remarks, His Grace Emeritus Gabriel Cardinal Zuber Waku encouraged the faithful who gathered at St. Theresa Cathedral, Kator in Juba during the Requiem Mass to emulate the decent work of Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro. “Keep alive whatever you have seen as a gift of God coming for you through Archbishop Lukudu” he lamented.
The Remains of the Late Archbishop arrived Juba on Saturday 17th/April/2020 Amidist a crowd of faithful’s who gathered at Juba International Airport with praises and worship. As a custom by the tradition and doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church the body was immediately taken to St. Theresa Cathedral, Kator Church for further viewing by the Faithfuls.
“A man of his nature very humble and very polite. We have lost a great man indeed. I have learnt from him a lot. may we commit and continue to follow in his foot steep. His DNA remains part of us. May the Lord counsel us all” Bishop Dr. Arkanjelo Wani Lemi, Former Chairman of South Sudan Council of Churches said as he spoke to the media.
Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro will greatly be remembered as an icon towards Ecumenism and his tireless efforts towards Sustainable Peace and Reconciliation, Justice, Equality, and development in South Sudan.