Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Archbishop Mayala Rests in Peace

Archbishop Anthony Mayala of the Archdiocese of Mwanza, Tanzania is dead.

According to the Very Rev. Fr. Pius Rutechura, the Secretary General for the Association of member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa (AMECEA), Archbishop Mayala passed away on August 19, 2009 as he was undergoing treatment at Bugando Hospital, Mwanza where he had been rushed in the morning after experiencing some health complications.

“Actually, these news are coming too fast, for as early as yesterday, the archbishop spent the day in his office and was healthy,” said Fr. Rutechura.

The Secretary General could not immediately confirm the cause of the death, though he said the late bishop was suffering from hypertension.

The late former board member of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa was born in 1940, ordained Bishop of Musoma diocese, Tanzania in 1979, and later ordained the Archbishop of Mwanza in 1987, an archdiocese he was shepherding till his demise.

Fr. Rutechura, who, as the Secretary General of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference, worked with the deceased for six years described the late archbishop as ‘fatherly, caring, and strong believer of unity and togetherness’.

The burial plans are yet to be made.

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1 comment:

  1. Rest in peace Archbishop Anthony, God our father Loved you more so He has decided to take you to Himself! Farewell until we all meet in heaven Amen


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