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Another Comboni Missionary in Gulu Succumbs to Covid-19

The latest case is Brother Elio Croce who succumbed to the deadly disease on Wednesday evening from Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala from where he was receiving treatment. Elio becomes the third priest from Gulu Archdiocese to die of COVID-19 in a space of less than one month.
Brother Elio Croce. Internet photo.
Gulu Archdiocese has lost another Comboni Samaritan to the deadly coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The latest case is Brother Elio Croce who succumbed to the deadly disease on Wednesday evening from Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala from where he was receiving treatment.

 

Elio becomes the third priest from Gulu Archdiocese to die of COVID-19 in a week.

 

The other two are Brother Benito Ricci the former Diocesan Treasurer for the Archdiocese of Gulu and Father Jesus Aranda Nava MCCJ who worked at Palorinya Refugee Camp in Moyo district. 

  

They died last week from St Mary`s Hospital Lacor in Gulu where they had been admitted with Covid-19. 

  

Josephine Anying, the Lacor Hospital Communication Officer told URN on Thursday morning that Elio had been admitted at Mulago Hospital after contracting the deadly disease.    

She however did not disclose when and where he could have contracted it from.

Anying described the death as great loss to the hospital.   Elio was a Comboni Missionary who started working at Lacor Hospital in 1985 and was in charge of the Technical Department of the Hospital. 

  

He was behind the architectural works and construction of St Daniel Comboni Chapel Lacor.  He was also the Director St Jude Orphanage Centre under the Gulu Archdiocese.  

Brother Elio participated in building works, carpentry and welding while at the hospital.

 

He also participated in documenting night commuters at Lacor Hospital in 1996/7 during the peak of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency in Northern Uganda.

Anying says the burial arrangement be communicated later.

Uganda has registered cumulative 14.704 and 133 deaths since March this year.

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