After few years of being away from public view, the famous Catholic priest, traditional doctor, and herbalist, Rev. Fr. Dr. Raymond Arazu has answered the divine call.
The passage of the Holy Ghost Father was disclosed in a statement signed by the Provincial Secretary, Congregation of the Holy Spirit (C.S.Sp.), Fr. Vitalis Anusionwu, who also disclosed that he died of age-related ailments, including diabetes and prostrate cancer.
According to the statement, Fr. Arazu died in the morning of Sunday, December 26, 2021, at the Parklane Hospital, Enugu State.
The statement reads in full: “It is with a deep sense of loss but also in total submission to the will of God that we announce the transition of our confrere, Rev. Fr. Dr. Raymond ARAZU, C.S.Sp. whose sad event occurred in the morning of Sunday, December 26, 2021.
“Fr. Arazu, as you know, had been weak in health and had been effectively managed by health experts. He struggled with prostate cancer for a long time and then diabetes. As he became weaker a few days ago, he was taken to Parklane Hospital, Enugu, where he departed this world, around 7 a.m today being the 26th of December, 2021.
Please do remember him in your prayers and also say Masses for his repose following our tradition.
“When his funeral date and arrangements have been finalized, it will be communicated accordingly.
May he rest in perfect peace, Amen!
“Fraternally yours in the Holy Spirit,
“Fr. Vitalis Anusionwu, C.S.Sp.
Until his death, Very Reverend Father Dr. Raymond Chukwunyereugwu, Arazu CSSP, born on May 27, 1939, was the eight child of his parents, Mr. Charles Ikeghalibe and Mrs. Mary Ogomma Arazu, of Ihembosi in Ekewusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, who were the first to be administered with Holy Matrimony in the community in 1918.
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