SOUTH SUDAN: Wau Diocese Mourns Bishop Rudolf Deng Majak

WAU MARCH 7, 2017(CISA) – Bishop Rudolf Deng Majak the Catholic Diocese of Wau is dead.

According to Radio Bhakita, the bishop died on Monday March 6 in Germany where he had gone for further treatment after long illness.

Bishop Majak was born in Wau in 1946 from Deng Tong, a Beny-Bith, a traditional religious minister, and Alek Hgong.

He was baptized by Fr Ireneo Dud on February 20th 1955 (named after the late Bishop Rudolf Orler who died on 17th July 1946).

After elementary school at Langkap and Warrap, Rudolf joined the Minor Seminary at Bussere in 1957 and studied in the Major Seminaries of Tore, Kit, Lachor and Rome (1967-1970).

He was ordained priest in Wau on November 20th 1970 by Bishop Ireneo Dud.

In 1973 he was appointed Secretary to the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference and stayed in Khartoum.In 1975,he was elected Rector of the Major Seminary in Bussere.

In 1976 he returned to pastoral work in Kwajok, then in Wau (1980), then in Aweil (1982) after a short period in Khartoum (1981).

In 1980 he attended a Development Course with C.S.Sp. in Kimmage Manor, Dublin.

In 1987 he was appointed Vicar General of Wau Diocese. In 1989, while Vicar General; he attended an Administration Course for senior churchmen with CORAT Africa, Nairobi.

In 1991 he was appointed Apostolic Administrator.

He was appointed Bishop of Wau in November 1995 and consecrated in Wau on February 11, 1996.


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