The pilgrims started the walk with just their Bibles, Rosary and faith in their hearts determined to arrive at the final resting place of the Uganda Martyrs at Namugongo, located about 332 Kilometers away from their homeland.
Born around 1902 in Ogom-Payira to pagan parents, Lodi and Amona, Daudi attended the instruction to receive baptism aged 16. Baptized by Father Cesare Gambaretto on June 1, 1916, Daudi received his first holy communion on the same day and was confirmed on October 15, 1916.
Bishop Franzelli used the ceremony to urge Christians to subdue their fears by faith, step out of their comfort zones and preach the gospel. Using the anecdote of evangelizing Paimol, Bishop Franzelli urged Members of Parliament to embrace peaceful dialogue in Parliament instead of violence.
Monsignor Beriza Ogura, the Episcopal Vicar of Moyo and Adjumani districts, who is leading the delegation of clerics from Madi sub region, blamed the conflict on the failure of political leaders to provide direction for their people.
Preaching during the morning mass at Holy Rosary Church on Sunday, Father Uma said the government of President Yoweri Museveni has failed to address drought and famine in the Karamoja region for thirty long years leading to tremendous death of many people.
Students and teachers stood shoulder to shoulder to pray for his soul in Angelo Negri College School. Prayers were also said at Awach Assumption Parish where Fr Scalabrini began his priestly journey in 1964.
Father Anthony Nyeko, the Dean of Christ the King Catholic Parish where the school is located, says the school closed its doors in 1999 due to funding shortfalls. The school sits on a 30-acre piece of land; something that the Dean says will tremendously help its growth. It already has 400 pupils for its nursery and primary sections, with the first candidates for national Primary Leaving Examinations expected in 2015.