Nebbi – The Nebbi Catholic Diocese has confirmed the passing of their retired Bishop, Rt Rev Martin Luluga on Saturday.

The passing of Rt. Rev. Luluga was confirmed by Nebbi Diocesan Chancellor, Fr David Ongiertho

“With deep sorrow and grief, we announce the demise of Rt Rev Martin Luluga. The Lord called him at 9:20am,” Fr. Ongiertho confirmed.

Fr. Ongiertho co, who did not provide further details of Rt Rev Luluga’s death, asked Christians to pray for the soul of the bishop who served in Nebbi Catholic diocese for several years before retiring.

Msgr Lino Opio who worked with the deceased for many years said:“It is a sad day for us as we mourn his passing.”

At the time of his retirement, Rt Rev Luluga was still actively involved in church activities although his walking was supported by a walking stick.

“He was a dedicated servant of God. May his soul rest in peace. We mourn together with you Nebbi Catholic Diocese,” Mr Romeo Palwak, a Christian at Arua Diocese remarked.

Rt Rev Luluga replaced the first Catholic Bishop of Nebbi diocese, Archbishop John Baptist Odama. He has been instrumental in completion of the multi-million Nebbi Cathedral that took decades to be completed.

“He established Parishes and Chapels and acted as a unity link in the diocese,” a church leader observed.

Bishop Emeritus Luluga was born on March 1, 1933 at Lodonga Parish in the present Yumbe District under Arua Diocese.

He served as Bishop of Gulu diocese before it was elevated to an archdiocese.

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