Grief As Mourners Pay Last Respect To Bishop Illukor

pills geneva; font-size: small;”>The 78-year-old Bishop was described as a peace loving person by most of the mourners at All Saints Cathedral in Nakasero, Kampala.

In his remarks, the former Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Dr. Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo referred to Illukor as a great pillar to the people of Teso and the church of Uganda as a whole.

“Bishop Illukor always worked for the benefit of his people and to ensure they are well off,” said Nkoyoyo, adding that the late would provide advice and counsel to his people.

The former archbishop urged all the church leaders to emulate the late Illukor because of his continuous effort to encourage the people of Teso and Serere to contribute funds for the church house.

Bishop Stanley Ntagali, the archbishop of the church of Uganda called upon all people to emulate the late in their day today life praising his unshaken faith in God.

“Uganda needs men and women of faith be it in politics, the church, police and the army,” he said.

The widow of the deceased, Mrs Louis Illukor told the mourners that his husband loved to see people in peace with others. She further thanked God for his husband and wished him eternal peace.

Among the people who attended the memorial service was Lt. Gen Charles Angina, the deputy CDF of the UPDF, Hon. David Bahati, Hon Jessica Alupo, Hon. Rose Acor and Hon Musa Echweru.

In the speech of the Prime Minister of Uganda Amama Mbabazi which was read by the Minster for Education and Sports, Alupo, he commended the clergy man for his commitment to serve God and the people of Teso for the 20 years he was the bishop of Teso before retiring.

“We shall remember him for his arbitration between the disagreeing parties which led to peace and stability in the Teso area,” he said.

He applauded the bishop for being patriotic to ensure that the insurgency in Teso was brought to an end.

About Bishop Geresom Illukor

He was born on March 2, 1935 in Kumi to Yakobo Opolot and Julie Lacor before joining Kumi primary school. The bishop is survived with six daughters and one son Emmanuel Illukor who is the last born.

His body will be transferred to Lt. Gen. Charles Angina’s home in Kyambogo before being transported to his home in Bukedea district.

He will finally be rested at St. Stephen church of Uganda in Kumi on Thursday where according to his will wanted to be buried.

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