23 March 2017 – A large crowd has turned up at St. Theresa Cathedral in Kator, Juba, this Wednesday 22nd March to pray for Late Bishop Rudolf Deng Majak of the Catholic Diocese of Wau, who passed away on 6th March in Germany.

The body of the Late Catholic Bishop arrived in Juba in the afternoon, at 3:30 PM, and was taken to Saint Theresa’s Cathedral for Requiem Mass followed by an overnight prayer vigil at the church.

Body of Late Bp Rudolf at St. Theresa Catedral in Juba

The Apostolic Nuncio to South Sudan and Kenya, Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo, presided over the Eucharist celebration. A good number of priests and three other bishops have concelebrated. Also, religious leaders from other congregations, President Salva Kiir Mayardit and other government officials gathered to offer prayers and say good bye to Late Bishop Rudolf Deng Majak.

In his homily, Archbishop Charles Daniel, highlighted the call of Late Bp. Rudlof Deng to the priesthood and the benefits many people enjoyed from it. He also pointed out that Jesus Christ is the one who has the “word of eternal life” and to whom we shall go. He is the resurrection and the life.

Requiem Mass for Bp Rudolf Deng

Rudlof Deng Majak was born on 4th November 1940 and ordained a priest on 20th November 1970. He was appointed Apostolic Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Wau on 12th April 1992 and ordained bishop for the same diocese on 11th February 1996. He died on 6th March 2017 in Germany while undergoing treatment.

At the end of the Requiem Mass, the Auxiliary Bishop of Juba, Santo Pio, spoke on behalf of the Archbishop of Juba, Paulino Lukudu Loro, and thanked all for honouring Late Bp Rudolf Majak.

Catholic Bishops at the Requiem Mass for Late Bp Rudolf

St. Theresa Cathedral in Juba

Members of the General Administration of the Comboni Missionaries in Rome wrote a letter of solidarity and condolences to the faithful of the Catholic Diocese of Wau.

The body of Late Bp Rudolf Majak wil be flown this Thursday 23rd March to Wau where he will be laid to rest in the Cathedral after some prayers.