Catholic Bishops mourn Priest who slumps, die during football match

Catholic Bishops mourn Priest who slumps, die during football match


The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, has expressed sadness over the death of her Director of Social Communications, Rev. Fr Pius Uchenna Ukor.


Rev Fr Pius Ukor slumped in the stadium at Asaba while the Archdiocesan Priests were playing a football Match with the Issele-Uku Diocesan Priest.

His death was confirmed on the verified Facebook page of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN.

The statement from the page said: “Just yesterday, Onitsha Archdiocese lost one of her priests to death.

“He was a bit resuscitated by the nurses and rushed to the FMC hospital in Asaba but on reaching there, he was confirmed dead”, the statement said.

According to the post, Ukor, a happy and easy going priest also in charge of the  Onitsha Archdiocesan owned newspaper, Trinitas, reportedly  slumped and died in a football pitch in Asaba Delta State Wednesday evening while Coaching a football match between the Catholic Priests of Onitsha Archdiocese and Issele Uku diocese.

TheNewspad reports that church was however silent on his Heath condition.

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