“We are deeply mourning the passing away of His Grace Archbishop Emeritus French Chang-Him” - Message from the Archbishop Makarios Foundation of Seychelles
The Archbishop Makarios Foundation of Seychelles is deeply mourning the passing away of His Grace Archbishop Emeritus French Chang-Him, the longest-serving member of the organization’s board.
“It was with profound sadness that we learned of the passing away of Archbishop French Chang-Him. His tireless devotion to the causes of the vulnerable and the needy members of our society will never be forgotten. His presence in our organisation contributed in making it the success that it has become and his absence will be greatly felt. We express our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. At this hour our thoughts and prayers are with them,” said Chief Justice Rony Govinden, chairperson of the Archbishop Makarios Foundation of Seychelles.
Chief Justice Govinden added that “Archbishop French Chang-Him was one of the greatest, most noble and kindest souls of our society; a Christian soul who touched the hearts of many, who took their suffering on his shoulders and gave comfort and kindness to all. He will remain in our hearts forever; known as one who had a deep sense of justice and a great unifier, and the Judiciary together with the Legal community of Seychelles express its deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.
The Makarios Trust Fund, today known as the Archbishop Makarios Foundation of Seychelles, was founded in 1973 and gives schoolchildren in need bursaries through the Ministry of Education annually.