We were sad to receive the following news by email on 27 December 2017 from Selwyn Leodoro, Regional Secretary of the Anglican Region of Port Vila and New Caledonia:
“This is to inform you of the untimely death of the Right Reverend +Bishop James Marvin Ligo, Diocese of Southern Vanuatu & New Caledonia. He was 52 years old.
He suffered a massive stroke and died last Friday night 22/12/2017 @ 11:00 PM in his residence in Luganville, Santo.
His funeral service was conducted by Bishop Michael Tavoa at Tagabe Parish yesterday Tuesday 26 December 2017, and his body was laid to rest in a Tomb built at the Melanesian Brotherhood Household at Teouma, 5 km outside Port Vila.
We pray that his successor will be installed in 3-6 month's time.
God calls his own to Rest in Peace.”