The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Kwara State, Most Reverend Paul Olawoore, has died on Saturday, January 1, 2022.
Olawoore reportedly passed away at the age of 60 after a brief illness.
Confirming Olawoore's death, the Chancellor, Catholic Diocese of Ilorin, Very Rev. Fr. Daniel Iletogbe, said that the cleric died at the hospital in the early hours of Saturday.
His statement read: “Dear Reverend Fathers/Sisters, Brothers & Sisters in the Lord,
“It is with deep faith in the resurrection and with heavy heart that the Catholic Diocese of Ilorin announces the death of our beloved Bishop, Most Rev. Paul Olawoore. He passed onto glory after a brief illness at the hospital in the early hours today 1st. January 2022. He was 60 years old.
“We rejoice in the confident knowledge that he is at peace. We ask Mary, Mother of God to intercede for him and grant him a place amongst the angels and saints in the heavenly Kingdom.
“Arrangements are incomplete at this time. We will send them out as soon as we have them finalized.
“Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
“May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace.”