The deceased are Brother Benito Ricci, a former Treasurer for the Archdiocese of Gulu, a resident of Layibi in Gulu West Division and Fr. Jesus Aranda who was working in Palorinya Refugee Camp in Moyo District.
Courtesy photo of Bro Benito Ricci, former Diocesan Treasurer for the Archdiocese of Gulu
Only 70 mourners have
been allowed to attend the burial of two Comboni Missionaries who succumbed to the
deadly Coronavirus Disease in Gulu.
The deceased are Brother Benito Ricci, a former Treasurer for the Archdiocese of Gulu, a resident of Layibi in
Gulu West Division and Fr. Jesus Aranda who was working in Palorinya Refugee
Camp in Moyo District. They died on Wednesday from St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor where they
were admitted after testing positive.
“With great sorrow, we write to inform you that two
Comboni Missionaries died on Wednesday morning at Lacor Hospital due to the
effect of COVID-19.” the Vicar General of Gulu Archdiocese, Monsignor Matthew Odong said in
According to Odong, the priests will be laid to rest on Friday, November 11, after a special mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Gulu. He adds that the burial ceremony will be restricted to nit more than 70 people to ensure that there is enough space for mourners to implement the standard operating procedures.
The death brings to eight, the
number of patients who have succumbed to the COVID-19 from St. Mary’s Hospital
Lacor since September.
Ochola's journalism career begun from Radio King 90.2 FM in Gulu around 2009, and Radio Rupiny 95.7 Fm under Vision Group in 2012. He also reported for Mighty Fire 91.5 Fm, Kitgum in 2015 before joining Wizarts Foundation in 2017.
He has been reporting for Uganda Radio Network (URN) since 2017 before being posted as Bureau Chief Kitgum, and latr Gulu between 2018 - 2021. Currently, he reports from Parliament.