Bishop Vincent Mojwok Nyiker dies in Khartoum
Retired Bishop 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 1979. He was born in the Lul area of Upper Nile in 1933.
Bishop Vincent has been a friend and mentor to me for 35 years. He will be sorely missed by many. He was a wise and spiritual pastor who was happiest when he was with his people on the ground in Malakal and the surrounding area. He was never in the limelight and is relatively unknown to the wider world, which is probably just as he would have liked it. RIP.