Geingob and Venaani express condolences over death of Bishop Frederick

WINDHOEK, 17 MAY- President Hage Geingob has expressed his condolences to the family of the first Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia Bishop, Emeritus Hendrick Frederick, who reportedly died on Saturday. As a nation, we mourn his passing with his family and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia, “Geingob said in statement issued on Monday.

WINDHOEK, 17 MAY (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob has expressed his condolences to the family of the first Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCRN) Bishop, Emeritus Hendrick Frederick, who reportedly died on Saturday.

Bishop Frederick reportedly succumbed to Coronavirus (COVID-19) complications on Saturday in the Keetmanshoop State Hospital in the //Kharas Region, at the age of 80.

“In Bishop Emeritus Hendrick Frederick, we lost a respected clergy and freedom fighter who contributed to the spiritual and social wellness of Namibians during the struggle. As a nation, we mourn his passing with his family and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia,” Geingob said in statement issued on Monday.

Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) president and leader of the Official Opposition, McHenry Venaani, who also issued a massage of condolence on Monday, highlighted that Bishop Frederick’s contribution and service to the growing church in Namibia, in general, marked him to be a uniquely wise, memorable cleric and astonished leader.

“His respectable persona reminds me of the words of St. Agustin “though in the nature of earth angels rank above men, yet, by scale of justice, good men are of greater value than bad angels,” Venaani said.

(NAMPA)

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