Update 8 July 2011.   Death of Bishop Bullen A. Dolli, the second Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Lui.

Bishop Bullen passed away on 11 December at about 3:00am at Nairobi Hospital in Kenya.

The Bishop's body was flown to Juba, Southern Sudan on 16 December and taken to All Saints' Cathedral for prayers.  There was a large crowd to receive his body at the airport, and a convoy as he was transported to the Cathedral.  The Bishop's body was then taken to his nephew's house before leaving Juba the same afternoon and arriving safely in Lui in the evening. The Bishop was buried on 18 December in the grounds of Fraser Cathedral.  His funeral took place  in Lui on 10 June 2011 and was attended byhis family,  the pastors and people of Lui Diocese and many dignitaries.

May the Almighty God rest His Soul in the Everlasting Peace.

Please hold the Bishop's family in your prayers.

Bishop Bullen was taken ill on 23 October and was sent to hospital in Juba for treatment.  On his return home he underwent surgery at Lui Hospital.  Following this he was again treated in Juba where he was referred to hospital in Nairobi for tests.  He underwent further surgery in Nairobi in 24 November and was, for about 9 days, critically ill in the intensive care unit, before being transferred to the high dependency unit where he passed away in the early hours of 11 December 2010.  The Bishop's wife, son and niece were with him in Nairobi, along with Rev Vasco Tadu from Lui Diocese.

Brief Biography of Bishop Bullen

Bishop Bullen was born in 1945.  He joined Bishop Gwynne Theological College for ordained ministry in 1964. Because of the outbreak of the first "Anyanya" war in Sudan, he completed his theological studies in St Paul's United Theological College at Limuru in Kenya in 1965.  He was ordained in 1966 in Uganda and worked in Zaire with  Sudanese Refugees.  He returned to Sudan in 1972 after the peace agreement and was appointed archdeacon of Mundri in 1976.  Afterwards Bullen received further training including Diploma in Church administration from Mindolo Ecumenical Center, and Economic Development from Dublin, and a Diploma in Agriculture from Nairobi.

From 1990 until 1999 Bishop Bullen lived in Juba due to the conditions of the war. He was selected as the new bishop of Lui Diocese in a process of consultation that included both those living in countryside and those living in exile in the towns. Bishop Bullen was consecrated and enthroned at Fraser Memorial Cathedral on 11 April 1999." (p.253. "But God is Not Defeated!" Celebrating the Centenary of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan 1899-1999, Editors Samuel Kayanga and Andrew Wheeler, Pauline Publication, Africa, 1999).

 Bp Bullen in Fraser Cathedral

 Bishop Bullen is pictured - at the Mothers' Union Teak Plantation, relaxing in Lui and speaking at the Fraser Cathedral.