The Most Reverend Roko Taban Mousa,

Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Malakal


January 6th 2018


Ref.: Bishop Vincent Majok’s untimely departure back Home to the Creator


Deeply saddened to learn of the death of Bishop Vincent Majok, the Emeritus, I extend my sincere condolences to you, and to the clergy, religious, SCBC and lay faithful of the diocese of Malakal.

Joining with you in expressing profound gratitude for the late Bishop’s untiring and devoted service to the Church, and for his constant advocacy of dialogue and peace for all the people in Upper Nile, Malakal and whole South Sudan.

I commend his soul to the infinite love and mercy of our heavenly Father. As a pledge of consolation and hope in the Lord, to all who mourn his passing in the certain hope of the Resurrection, I willingly offer for him the Holy Eucharist and even the level of the diocese of Tombura-Yambio.

Bishop Majok cannot die. He who has always shared in the dying and rising of the Lord daily in his priestly life cannot die. He now joins the immortal ones who served the Lord faithfully here on earth. His wisdom and his humility, his love for priests and his devotion to the Virgin Mary must live on in us whom he has left behind.

For me his legacy is his own outstanding character. Some of these are: humility, low profile style; Simplicity and Aaproachability; Ability to listen even to opposing views; Prudence in political issues; Courage in presenting and defending the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) position in national search for Peace; Charity for those considered as ‘enemies’.

With the death of Bishop Vincent Majok, Emeritus Bishop of Malakal, the number of Bishops in Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (for Sudan and South Sudan) now stands at 08 (one cardinal, two archbishops, two auxiliary bishops, two bishops emeriti, two titular bishops).

Let us continue to pray to the owner of the harvest to send many labourers to His vineyard. Rest well Bishop Vincent. Pray for us in the Father’s House especially for Peace in Upper Nile and the whole South Sudan!

May God grant him Peace among the Holy ones!


Barani Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala

Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio &

President of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference