Rt. Rev. Francis Aquirinus Kibira, the Bishop of Kasese Diocese, urged the community to embrace compassion and humanity in the face of such tragedy. He offered prayers for the deceased and those who were critically injured, while also calling upon the attackers to repent for their sins.
Bishop Baluku has directed church leaders to start searching all believers at church entrances, prohibit bags in churches, and asked all wardens, lay readers, and reverends to be familiar with all their flock.
Rev. Deacon Kabugo Jeneva attributed her elevation to God's mercy and hopes to use her position to encourage many young girls to join God’s ministry. She applauded those that have managed to support them through the journey.
Ordination is a dedication and commissioning of individuals who are set apart and elevated from laity to clergy. Priests are charged to work with the Bishop and fellow priests, as a servant and shepherds among the people.
Rev. Julius Tumwesige, the archdeacon of Bumadu archdeaconry, says that since the Archbishop is the highest decision-maker in the leadership of you, he has to inspect the progress of the work and make final recommendations on the inception program for the diocese.
Finally, the D-day was here and the sixteen were ordained at a function held at St. John’s seminary kiburara, Kisinga Sub-county. It was led by Rt. Rev. Francis Aquirinus Kibira the Bishop of Kasese Catholic Diocese.
The priestly and diaconate ordination held at St. John’s seminary kiburara, Kisinga Sub-county also had 12 priests, among them Rev. Alfred Masereka, Rev. Anyasio Mbusa, Rev. Brian Masereka, Rev. Clement Masereka, Rev. Cosmas Asaba, Rev. Andrew Kato Katuramu and his twin brother Rev. Peter Isingoma Katuramu.
Saidi Zaibu, one of the butchers told URN that they had teamed up with police and health officials to ensure their customers comply with the SOPs. He says many of their customers have abandoned the practice of wearing of face masks and washing hands before accessing the abattoir.
Bishop Baluku replaced Bishop Jackson Nzerebende Thembo, who voluntarily retired last year, after serving for 17 years. Nzerebende had replaced the Bishop Emeritus Zebedee Kahangwa Masereka who led the diocese from inception on August 24, 1984.