Death has been announced of Father Giusseppe Giannini, a Comboni Missionary who was serving as curate at Lisungwe Parish in the Archdiocese of Blantyre.
Father Giannini died on Tuesday at Nguludi Hospital where he was admitted after testing positive for COVID-19.
According to the statement from the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) made available to faceofmalawi, father Giannini will be laid to rest today at Limbe Cathedral Cemetery.
“Fr Giusseppe Giannini (Fr Pino), a Comboni Missionary who was serving as curate at Lisungwe Parish, has today, 2nd February, departed to the Father after succumbing to Covid 19. Fr Giannini was admitted to Nguludi hospital last Friday.
“Burial will be at Limbe Cathedral tomorrow, Feb 3rd and the funeral Mass will start at 9am without the body and burial will follow immediately after Mass,” reads in part the statement.
Over 20 priests across the country have succumbed to COVID-19.
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