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Archbishop Ambrose Madtha Dies in Accident in Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast, December 9, 2012 : The papal envoy to Ivory Coast, Indian Archbishop Ambrose Madtha, has been killed in a road accident in the west of the country, the Ivorian church announced. Madtha was travelling back from the northwestern town of Odienne to an ordination ceremony in the country’s west on Saturday evening when his car collided with another vehicle. Unfortunately the apostolic nuncio died on the spot,” said Mathieu Tehan, spokesman for the western diocese of Man where the ceremony was to take place. President Alassane Ouattara, in a statement read on national television, expressed his “deep regret” at the death and sent condolences to the church and Madtha’s family. (Source: Daijiworld)
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACEWe the priests, religious and laity of the Diocese of Shimoga express our hearty sympathy and condolence to the family members of Archbishop Ambrose Madtha and offer our prayers.