Priest has passed away in Motherwell Diocese

The Diocese of Motherwell has confirmed that one of its priests who was also a hospital chaplain has sadly passed away – and that his funeral will take place on Friday (July 2)

Father Louis Mendy – a member of the Spiritians or Holy Ghost Fathers died last Saturday. Born in Gambia, Father Louis had worked in the diocese since 2019, serving as Assistant Priest of St Bernadette's Motherwell and as chaplain to Wishaw General Hospital.

A diocesan spokesperson said: “We offer our prayers, sympathy and condolences go to the Spiritan Communities at St Bernadette's and Carfin.”

The funeral mass begins at 11am and is for invited guests only.

However, a link to stream the service has been provided on the diocesan Facebook page.