The Uganda Episcopal Conference has for the second time selected Masaka Diocese to lead the celebrations on June 03rd, 2021 after missing the opportunity last year following the suspension of the celebrations because of the Coronavirus disease outbreak.
The Bishops observe that the amount of force used by some security agents while arresting protesting students of Makerere University, journalists and opposition groups over the recent weeks was uncalled and violated human dignity.
The Uganda Episcopal Conference Chairperson Bishop Joseph Anthony Zziwa, says that the Bishops under the umbrella Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar-SECAM will spend the next five days discussing challenges that are blocking the spread of the gospel of love, in the world.
UMU Vice Chancellor Rev Fr. John Chrysostom Maviri says that the university has recognized that many enrolled students lack the values of ethics, a basis for rules of behaviour and ideas about what is morally good and bad. He adds that although the course unit was integrated into programmes offered at the university, its impact seems to be minimal.
The Bishop of Kiyinda-Mityana Catholic diocese, Joseph Anthony Zziwa, also the chairperson of the Uganda Episcopal Conference insists that their committee still maintains their stand against the policy in its current form.