Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Anglican Bishops mourn Kyaligonza

From Uganda-

THE Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Henry Luke Orombi, his predecessor Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo and other bishops have mourned the Rwenzori Diocese Bishop, Patrick Kyaligonza, who perished in a motor accident last week.

Orombi said it was unfortunate that Kyaligonza died less than a year after his consecration as bishop of the diocese.

“We thank God that we have a person to pray for and remember. In life people come and go. We shall always remember the legacy left behind,” he said.

Orombi asked God to strengthen the deceased’s family during this challenging period and to provide for them.

He then led a short prayer for Kyaligonza’s soul to rest in eternal peace and asked God to receive his spirit with open hands.

The archbishop was at Uganda Christian University in Mukono where he had gone to attend a ground-breaking ceremony for the university’s library.

The retired archbishop, Nkoyoyo, described Kyaligonza’s death as a tragic experience that was hard to explain.

“But we thank God for his life. He was a committed bishop gifted with preaching,” Nkoyoyo said, adding that the church had lost a great leader.

The vice-chancellor of Uganda Christian University, Prof, Stephen Noll, described Kyaligonza as a brilliant student who was inspirational to others. The late bishop studied theology at the university.

The accident in which the bishop died occurred on Fort Portal road opposite St. Simeon Catholic Church Miranga at Kayihura near Kyenjojo town.

The bishop was travelling with his wife Rose Kabahita Mujungu, the chaplain, Moses Tembo and their driver, Patrick Isingoma.

Mujungu and Tembo sustained serious injuries and were admitted at Kyenjojo Health Centre IV.


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