*H.E GOVERNOR EMMANUEL ADIL ANTHONY MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH,FAMILY, RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF THE LATE ARCHBISHOP PAULINO LUKUDU LORO,EMERITUS ARCHBISHOP OF JUBA ARCHDIOCESE*
It is with immense sadness that I have learned of the passing on of His Grace Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro,The Emeritus Archbishop of Juba who died this morning of 5th March 2021,in the Republic of Kenya- Nairobi while undertaking his medication.
Therefore, on behalf of the people of Central Equatoria state, the Government,my very own family and indeed on my own behalf, I heartily offer our sincere sympathies and condolences to his immediate family, relatives, friends and the people of Central Equatoria state who have lost a true servant of God who loved all people regardless of their tribe, religion,region and political affiliation and has served our country/state with great zeal and humility undisputedly. And as matter of fact,His Grace Archbishop Loro indeed died on faith as the entire Christian family partakes in this joyous Easter Holiday moments.
Archbishop Paulino is a state icon, bastion of peace and a religious leader of true faith who answered his lifelong calling as minister of the gospel and a shepherd of all mankind.
Beside his role as a religious and spiritual father,the late Archbishop Paulino dedicated his entire life in spearheading,consolidating and championing home growth solutions especially on peace led initiatives and as well as dedicated himself fully to the protection of the weak and continous fight for justice, rule of law and human dignity and never shied away from doing the righteous things,and in pursuing so,he distinguished himself as a servant leader and role model throughout his engagements in the ministry.
Since his ordination as a priest on 12 April 1970 and subsequently elevated to the Bishop status,His Grace Paulino faithfully served the Catholic Church with distinction and never compromised his calling in the ministry inspite of the most trying and challenging situations in the history of our beloved nation.
Through his love and selfless service, Archbishop Lukudu eventually became a founding father figure to many both inside and outside of the Catholic Church. His enormously sound contribution to the country’s and particularly State’s social economic and political life over the decades will forever remain with us as one of the states that embraces Christian values for human dignity and civilization of the population throughout his sermons.
May the soul of Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro rest in God’s eternal Peace!
H.E Emmanuel Adil Anthony
Central Equatoria state-Juba