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Update: June 16, 2017

Father Lawrence is doing well and is out of danger

  • CT scan and x-ray show that all the vital organs are intact;
  • Deep cuts around his left eye and the head are taken care of;
  • There is no damage on the left eye;
  • Lawrence is responding well to the treatment and rested well last night;
  • Lawrence is still going to undergo another CT scan of his brain and a chest x-ray.

Father Heinz Kulüke wants to express his gratitude and appreciation for your prayers and support.


A Filipino missionary
in a vehicular accident in Kampala, Uganda

Fr. Lawrence Llona svd
Fr. Lawrence Llona SVD
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Our confrere from the Philippines Fr. Lawrence Llona SVD, who arrived yesterday in Kampala to join our confreres working with the refugees in Uganda, was involved in a serious vehicular accident. The motorbike that he was riding was mowed down by a truck around 12:30 PM today. Other people who were riding other motorcycles and cars were also hit by the truck.

Father Llona was with Father Francis Naduviledathu, the Superior, to apply for the work visa. The condition of Father Llona is serious. Please pray for him. He is now in a hospital in Kampala run by the Sisters. The Papal Nuncio, our confrere Michael Blume, is on his way to see him.

When the accident happened Father Francis was ahead of the motorcycle Father Llona was riding. When the truck hit Father Llona’s motorcycle he felt sidewise and impacted the road.

Posted June 15, 2017 @ 14:37 CET