February 23, 2024

Catholic priest collapses to death during meeting

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Rev-Fr-Denis-Isa-Iranya, while still alive

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Rev. Fr. Denis Isa Iranya who has been serving as the parish priest of Holy Cross Indriani Pilgrim Centre Catholic Mission in Adjumani district has died after collapsing during a meeting.

Iranya passed away at Pioneer hospital in Arua city on Thursday afternoon where he was rushed for medical attention. His death was confirmed by Rev Fr Ben, Drici, the parish priest of Pakele Catholic parish who is also the secretary for Pakele Denary in a statement.

According to Fr Drici, Iranya collapsed while attending a meeting of diocesan parish priests at Christus center in Ediofe Cathedral in Arua city.

“He was rushed to Pioneer Hospital but shortly passed on due to acute hypertension,” said Drici.

Iranya who belonged to the congregation of the Missionaries of Jesus the Divine Master previously served as the parish priest of St. Mary Assumpta Catholic parish Oleba in Maracha district, Pakele Catholic parish among parishes.

Phillip Inziku, a Christian of Oleba Catholic parish described Fr Iranya as a dedicated and hardworking priest who laid a solid foundation for the development of the parish.

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