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Remembering... Bishop Francis Loyo

by Michael Ford last modified 07 Oct, 2021 10:03 PM

Bishop Francis, of the Diocese of Rokon in South Sudan, sadly died on Sunday 3rd October in Kampala, Uganda. He was widely known across our Diocese of Salisbury, visited us many times and made innumerable friends.

Remembering... Bishop Francis Loyo

Original photo of Linda and Francis Loyo courtesy @GrahamRKings on Twitter

Canon Ian Woodward of the Salisbury-Sudans Link says:

"We first met Francis in 1998 when he was newly consecrated and the youngest bishop in what was then the ECS. He had come over for the Lambeth Conference that year.

"He often said how much he felt ‘at home’ in the Diocese of Salisbury and the Cathedral whenever he visited us, and he greatly valued the link with the Deanery of Milton and Blandford.

"His natural humour, energy and faith in Christ was infectious and as we know he gathered many supporters around him for innumerable projects they helped him initiate with varying degrees of success – but always with the love of his people in Rokon, foremost in his heart."

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