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MALAKAL - 5 Jan 2018

Bishop Vincent Mojwok dies in Khartoum

Retired Biahop Vincent Mojwok Nyiker, 85, of the Malakal Catholic Diocese is dead.

Bishop Mojwok was pronounced dead at Al-Saha Hospital in the Sudanese capital Khartoum today morning.

"It was indeed sad news for the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Malakal, and in all Catholic Dioceses in South Sudan,” said Roko Taban, the Apostolic Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Malakal in a statement today.

Roko said arrangements are in place to transport the body to South Sudan.

Bishop Mojwok took over leadership of Malakal Diocese in 1969. He was born in Tonga area of Upper Nile in 1933.