Laurenti Magesa – the Passing of Seminal Figure in African Theology
Few hours to his death on Thursday, August 11, Fr. Prof. Laurenti Magesa Corneli who has been described as “the Giant of African Theology” remained the humble man he had been all his life, the President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has said in his tribute to the late Tanzanian-born Theologian. He had just turned 76.
In the tribute shared with ACI Africa, Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator recalls the final moments of the member of the Clergy of Tanzania’s Musoma Diocese on his death bed at Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where he kept his “graciousness, warmth and respect for people.”