The Episcopal Church of South Sudan (ECSS) has entered seven days of mourning after the death of Archbishop Peter Munde Yacob.

Archbishop Yacob led the internal province of Western Equatoria and was the acting primate of the ECSS between the retirement of Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul and the installation of Archbishop Justin Badi Arama.

Archbishop Peter died during Oct. 27 at the Coptic Hospital in Nairobi. He had fallen ill during the summer.

“Mama Joyce and I are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Archbishop Peter Munde,” Archbishop Justin Badi Arama said. “Our prayers are with Archbishop Peter’s family and friends at this time and with the congregations of the Internal Province of Western Equatoria.”

In addition to his role as Archbishop of Western Equatoria, which he had held since December 2016, he was also Bishop of Yambio and provincial dean.

Adapted from ACNS