Benue: Catholic Priest, Rev Fr Michael Murphy Is Dead

A catholic priest attached to the St Dominic’s Catholic Sachi, Makurdi, Benue state, Rev. Fr Michael Murphy has died.

Naija News reports that the Bishop of Makurdi Diocese, Most Revd Wilfred Anagbe announced the passing of the clergyman, in a letter signed by the Diocesan Chancellor, Revd Fr. Jude Ortese.

Murphy died at the age of 94 after a brief illness.

The letter revealed that Fr Murphy died in the wee hours of Monday morning at the Murray Medical Center, Makurdi

The letter read in part, “I write to on behalf of the Makurdi Diocese, Most Revd Wilfred Anagbe, to announce to you the sad news of the death of one of our elder brothers, Revd Fr Michael Murphy, CSSP.

“Fr Murphy was a member of the congregation of the Holy Spirit, (Spiritans).

The Irish born priest “was born in 1932 and ordained to the priesthood in 1960. Since then, he had worked all his priesthood in Nigeria.”

Bishop Anagbe who noted that funeral arrangements would be communicated later, prayed for the repose of Fr Murphy and the souls of all the faithful departed

This article was originally published on Naija News

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