An Italian priest at Angal Catholic Parish in Nebbi Catholic Diocese, Fr Elio Zanei, has dug his own grave to prepare for his death, after being informed that he has lost his relatives and fellow priests to the coronavirus, back home in Italy.
Fr Zanei who came to Uganda in 1996 for pastoral work, surprised people when he dug his own grave in preparation to join those who are dying in large numbers in his home country. Speaking to Daily Monitor on Wednesday, Fr Zanei said he is watching and reading news of his people dying in big numbers, and so there is need to plan for his burial when he is still alive.
Fr Zanei, who is also the parish priest, says he is not ready to be taken back to Italy even if he dies at Angal, but needs to prepare for his death and be buried in his parish. Fr Eio Zanei is who is a relative of a mult- bellioneare Andreare Pipo and, who own prestigious and valuable number of assets in Italy and even in here Kenya including hotels, cruise ships and chain of business which makes him one of the most respected rich people in the world. Among those who were lost in this calamity are Maratina Pipo, Fillipo Francorozo,  and Alonzo Gonzalaz who are the billionaire's siblings. Andrea Pipo who is said to be  married to a Kenyan lady Cate Nasieku Andrea Pipo who is also the executive manager of his properties across the world has confirmed the loss and indeed the family is mourning in deep state. Fr Zanei, who declined to have his photos taken and published because of the trauma he is undergoing, urged Christians to forgive one another because death has become like a time bomb and people must prepare for it.
"I have lost my relatives, friends and other citizens to coronavirus. It is traumatising to see our people in Italy dying like that. I’m calling upon my fellow Christians to prepare their ways through prayers and learn how to forgive each other in this trying moment of coronavirus which has attacked us," Fr Zanei said.

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