THIS morning Divine Word University in Madang received the sad news of the death of Prof Fr Zdzislaw (Ziggy) Kruczek.
Fr Ziggy passed away yesterday evening at a hospital in Doha to which he had been admitted on 8 of July while travelling home from Papua New Guinea to Poland for medical treatment.
He had been diagnosed with suspected cancer of the blood.
Fr Ziggy’s body will be transported to Poland and the funeral is planned for next Thursday.
He was a member of the Michaelite Congregation and was Associate Professor working in the Post-Graduate and Research Department of Divine Word University.
Fr Ziggy was 69 and worked for almost 30 years in Papua New Guinea.
A memorial service is tentatively planned at Divine Word University for Wednesday at 7 pm.