Rome: Missionaries of Mariannhill mourns catholic priest involved in Ethiopian airline plane crash

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The Missionaries of Mariannhill in Rome are mourning the death of a Kenyan priest who was one of the 157 victims of the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash.

A message that has since gone viral on social media from the Missionaries of Mariannhill in Rome, named him as Fr. George Mukua Kageche.

They were confirming the death of the priest and that some of their members dropped him off at the airport the night before the incident.

‘’We can now confirm, as you can see in the list of Kenyans who perished in the Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 this morning, our brother Fr. George Mukua Kageche CMM, whom we took to the airport last night and said goodbye to, is no more. As his Confreres we are shaken by this tragic incident and ask for your continued prayer for him and especially his family’’ the message read in part.

‘’May the Soul of Fr. George, in his second year of Priesthood, and all passengers that have died rest in eternal peace” they added.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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