Imo State Government has announced the death of the government house’s chaplain Rev. Msgr. Raph Madu.
The governor Hope Uzodimma said in a statement posted to Twitter on Monday that it was a personal loss to him, although he did not mention the cause of death.
“It is a sad one for me, the Government of Imo State, the Catholic community and particularly, the Owerri Catholic Archdiocese, as death has been announced of Rev. Msgr. Raph Madu,” he said.
Msgr. Madu was the immediate past Secretary-General of the Catholic Secretariat, Abuja.
Last year, he celebrated his 37th ordination anniversary and dedicated service in God’s vineyard.
“He was a thoroughbred clergy. His fidelity to God’s work was unflinching. He lived his life drawing people to God and enriching our minds with the gospel of Christ,” Uzodimma added.
“I will miss him sorely. I enjoin us all to pray for the repose of his soul.”