In his Sunday homily at Holy Rosary Church, Reverend Father Uma, said that the President`s statement is not welcome noting that it is an indication of not being mindful of the suffering people amidst ululations, cheers, and handclaps from the congregation.
The cross was picked from Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bardege –Layibi Division and was taken to St. Michael Church Obiya an Anglican Church located along Gulu –Kitgum Highway at Pece –Laroo Division.
Quoting Pope Francis, Archbishop Odama explained that the beatification is an important event and gift to Uganda, noting that the shrine will serve as a world tourism destination drawing believers, faithful, and people from different walks of life.
The former presidential candidate said that several politicians in the country are taking advantage of the demise of former Speaker Jacob Oulanyah to create hatred, especially between the Acholi and Buganda.
Reverend Uma tasked the MP to inform the President and Members of Parliament that several governments have fallen due to high prices of commodities and hardships noting that the church will take action to mobilize the masses against them if the matter is not addressed swiftly.
The Bishop of Rwanda-Burundi, Innocentios Byakatonda enthroned Bishop Nektarios Kabuye on Saturday in the Arch Diocese of the Orthodox in Gulu City in Koro Rom Cell in the Eastern Division of Laroo-Pece.
Bishop Kabuye who will be in charge of the Acholi, West Nile, Karamoja, and Lango Sub Regions was appointed on the 17th October 2021 by his Beatitude the Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria Theodoros II during his visit to Africa. He was unanimously elected the Bishop of Northern Uganda by the synod on 12th January 2022.
Bishop Godfrey Loum of the Diocese of Northern Uganda noted that the growing number of patients at St Phillip's Health Centre II calls for an upgrade to offer better services, receive better support and surpass the current number of patients.
Rev. Father David Okello Opiro, the Curate of Holy Rosary Parish noted that the decision was reached by the church`s leadership adding that no bag and suspicious material regardless of their sizes or type will be allowed inside premises of the churches, a decision he says aims at protecting the lives of the people.
While preaching during the event, Henry Luke Orombi asked the new Bishop to be a shepherd to all regardless of religious affiliations and should forgive and not curse, something Rev. Loum pledged to do.
“It is hereby agreed as follows: That Civil Suit No. 34 of 2021 against the defendants herein be and is hereby withdrawn unconditionally. That each party bears its own costs,” the withdrawal notice read in part.
Johnson Gakumba, the Bishop of Northern Uganda, says that there are also other schools in Amuru, Omoro and Nwoya districts whose ownership is being contested by either the churches or the communities. He asks religious leaders to join hands to resolve the disputes amicably.