I am sorry to report the death of His Grace Joseph Marona the former Bishop of Maridi Diocese and retired Archbishop of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan. He has been alongside me ever since I came to work in Sudan. As Bishop of Maridi he really welcomed me and supported me when I first came to Sudan. I have appreciated his wise advice ever since. He has met my parents and often asked after them. He died last night in Khartoum after a long period of bad health, and it looks as though he may be buried in Juba the capital of Southern Sudan. I have been to see his wife Mama Eunice to comfort and pray for her. She is distraught but said ' let me be a good witness to Jesus'.