Jules-Joseph Deprez, R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Yvo Wellens, Provincial Delegate of the sector of Belgium,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Jules-Joseph Deprez

on Monday, 2 Augustus 2021 in the Hospital of Aye – Marche (Belgium)
at the age of 95 years, of which 71 years of missionary life
in Mali and Belgium.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

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Luciano Colombo, R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Gaetano Cazzola, Provincial Delegate of the sector of Italy,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Luciano Colombo

on Saturday, 31 July 2021 in Treviglio (Italy)
at the age of 93 years, of which 70 years of missionary life
in Tunisia and Italy.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

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Pierre Aucoin, R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Réal Doucet, Provincial of the Americas,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Pierre Aucoin

on Thursday, 29 July 2021 in CHSLD1 St-Vincent de Paul – Sherbrooke (Canada)
at the age of 91 years, of which 67 years of missionary life
in Malawi, Zambia, Great Britain, Italy and Canada.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

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Jean Moriaud, R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Emmanuel Lengaigne, Provincial Delegate of the sector of France,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Jean Moriaud

on Friday, 30 July 2021 in Pau-Billère (France)
at the age of 85 years, of which 58 years of missionary life
in Burkina Faso, Chad and France.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

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Funeral Service of Father Xavier Biernaux in Goma

Father XAVIER BIERNAUX, who died on 22 July 2021 in Goma, received the last tributes of the diocese of Goma at the Notre Dame d’Afrique parish. Ordained a priest on 25 July 1963, Father XAVIER BIERNAUX, who had made his vow to become a servant of the Lord at the ordination of another priest in Belgium, received on 27 July 2021 the last tributes of the faithful of the diocese of Goma and elsewhere.

The Eucharistic celebration was presided over by Bishop Willy Ngumbi, M.Afr. at the parish of Notre Dame d’Afrique. Several concelebrants, including the provincial superior of the Missionaries of Africa, Father Emmanuel Ngona, were present. In the diocese of Goma, Father Xavier Biernaux served from 2005 to 2013. First as curate and then as parish priest, it was in the Archdiocese of Bukavu that he took his first steps as a missionary, until he reached 58 years of mission in the DRC. The mass was broadcast on Radio Maria Bukavu in conjunction with Radio Maria RDC – Goma. Xavier Biernaux now rests in peace in the church cemetery in Buhimba.

Xavier Biernaux, R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Emmanuel Ngona, Provincial of Central Africa,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Xavier Biernaux

on Thursday, 22 July 2021 in Goma (D.R. Congo)
at the age of 85 years, of which 59 years of missionary life
in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

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Edward Brady, R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Michael O’Sullivan, Superior of the Missionaries of Africa in Ireland,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Edward (Eddie) Brady

on Sunday 11th July 2021 in Dublin (Ireland)
at the age of 92 years, of which 56 years of missionary life
in Tanzania and Ireland.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

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Alfons Heymans, R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Yvo Wellens, Provincial Delegate of the sector of Belgium,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Alfons Heymans

on Saturday 10th July 2021 in Bruges (Belgium)
at the age of 87 years, of which 63 years of missionary life
in Malawi and Belgium.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

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Paul Ryckelynck, R.I.P.

Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Father Emmanuel Lengaigne, Provincial Delegate of the sector of France,
informs you of the return to the Lord of Father

Paul Ryckelynck

on Wednesday 16th June 2021 in Bry-sur-Marne (France)
at the age of 99 years, of which 70 years of missionary life
in Mali, Burkina Faso and France.

Let us pray for him and for his loved ones.

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