by Eric Norman Mkwaira
The body of Brother Jean Florent Toro of Missionaries of Africa has today 10th February 2023, been laid to rest at Likuni Cemetery in Lilongwe.
He died on the 6th of February 2023 in a road accident in Chezi after being ran over on his pelvis by the lorry.
He was appointed by the superior of the Missionaries of Africa to St. Charles Lwanga Catholic Parish in Chezi for a two-year pastoral experience.
The Archbishop George Tambala of the Archdiocese of Lilongwe presided over the funeral Mass at Likuni parish where he among others gave his condolences to the family of the late Brother Jean Toro.
In his homily, Father Marceline Mubalan of the Missionaries of Africa paid his tribute by thanking God for the life He gave to the late brother. In his speech, he said the late brother was a prayerful, humble and kind to many people and that this should be a lesson to the laity. Father Mubalan urged the laity that they should always be prepared for death as it does not choose any person.
At the cemetery, Vicar General for Archdiocese of Lilongwe Monsignor Vincent Mwakhwawa completed the prayers for the commendation.
The late Brother Jean Florent Toro was born on 31st December 1997 in the village of Fakouna, Burkina Faso and he joined the minor seminary in 2008 in the diocese of Dedougou. In July 2021, He made his Declaration of Intent to continue his formation with the Missionaries of Africa.