Juba, 9th January 2018. The President of Sudan Catholic Bishops Conference or SCBC pays condolence to the clergy, religious, and lay faithful of Malakal for the death of Bishop Vincent Mojwok Nyiker on Friday.
Bishop Barani Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala joins Malakal in expressing profound gratitude for the late Bishop’s untiring and devoted service to the Church.
He praises the late Bishop’s constant advocacy of dialogue and peace for all the people in Upper Nile, Malakal and whole South Sudan.
Bishop Hiiboro commends the soul of the late Bishop to the infinite love and mercy of the heavenly Father.
“Bishop Mojwok joins the immortal ones who served the Lord faithfully 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, says SCBC President.
He describes the late Bishop as person of humility, low profile style; simplicity and approachability; ability to listen even to opposing views.
The late Bishop is a person of prudence in political issues; courage in presenting and defending the SCBC position in national search for peace; charity for enemies.
He was sent to Tore River Major Seminary from 1956 to1963 where he was then ordained priest.
He was consecrated Bishop on the 21st of July 1963 by Archbishop Erneo Wien Dut.
Bishop Mojwok was later appointed as the apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Malakal in 1977 and consecrated as Bishop on May 27th 1979 in Rome by Pope John Paul II.