Remembering Bishop Anthony Rebello

On May 22, 2024, the diocese of Gaborone honored Bishop Anthony Rebello with a memorial service. Sharing his thoughts on Facebook, Archbishop Frank Nubuasah SVD had this to say:

“The day arrived, the seventh day after the burial of Bishop Anthony Rebello when the Diocese of Gaborone, gathered to celebrate his life. We recalled that he was working in this diocese when he was appointed bishop of Francistown. Stories were told of his life and ministry by different speakers who knew him or with whom he worked closely.
His love for the “lost, least, and last” reverberated with me. His option for the poor was manifested by his actions. It was said, that when clothes were bought for him, he would quietly give them out to those in need. Another image painted of the bishop is that he was a living saint who did not think that food was necessary for life. He ate when necessary, but would skip a meal if given the choice.
This simple and loving man in love with God has left us orphans by his death. When he decided to return home to take care of his old and ailing mother, many ordinary people saw him off at the airport, so much so that the authorities thought a VVIP was departing. He traveled light with only carry-on luggage. Now, in heaven, he does not need anything except our prayers. He gave his past that our future might be better.”
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