"Another great and distinguished Hierarch of the Alexandrian throne of St. Mark, a defender of orthodox faith and African values has reposed in the lord after a tough battle with illness.
Rest in Peace Yieronda Metropolitan Jona of Kampala- Uganda. You have been our chief advisor and a father. You always told me not to give up and to be strong because the mission is not for the faint hearted. Dear father, You have ran the race and you hVe fought a good fight. We will surely miss you our dear father. May your soul rest in eternal peace. Praying for the church of Uganda to have peace, love and understanding."