A PRIEST who spent years in Mirfield has been murdered in Africa.
Father Luciano Fulvi - who was based at the Verona Fathers college - was found with his throat slashed.
He was discovered dead in his room at the Layibi Mission outside Gulu in northern Uganda.
Father Fulvi was a missionary who had been working at the Layibi mission for several years.
But he is well remembered in Mirfield and Huddersfield for his work at the Verona Fathers college - in what is now Holly Bank School.
He was born in Italy in 1928 and arrived to work in the UK in 1965. He spent seven years at the Verona Fathers, teaching boys at the seminary.
He then went to work in Scotland for 10 years before returning for a second two-year spell at Mirfield.
A former pupil, James Garvey, of Huddersfield, said: "He was very well-liked by so many people in Huddersfield."
Gulu magistrates have charged six suspects with murder.
Grade One Magistrate Michael Lagara heard that the six suspects allegedly stabbed to death Fr Luciano Fulvi, 76, at his home in Layibi.
The six, who are remanded in Gulu Prison, were identified as Innocent Akera, 22, Christopher Ojok, 18, Mike Loum, 22, Charles Ayella, 20, Albino Kidega, 50 and Vincent Okema, 18.
Gulu CID chief Vincent Ouma yesterday said a Nokia phone belonging to the priest had been recovered. It had allegedly been sold by Innocent Akera.
The suspects will appear before the High Court on May 13.