The Bishop of Kabale Diocese, Calistus Rubaramira has ordained six
priests at St Mary’s Rushoroza Cathedral in Kabale district.
The ordained priests are Placid Mugumya from Nyarushanje parish in
Rukungiri district, Achilles Tumukurate from Rubanda parish, Deogratias
Mwebembezi from Muko parish in Rubanda district, Deogratias Tubiheruhanga from
Rwanyena parish and Vincent Turinawe, from Maziba parish in Kabale district.
Bishop Rubaramira also ordained seven deacons and ten lectors.
The ordination was supposed to have been held in August 2020, but
was suspended follow after places of worship were closed following the outbreak
The ceremony was conducted in a mass where Christians observed social
distancing. Other Christians who had arrived to attend the service were turned
away by the police.
Bishop Rubaramira asked the ordained priests, deacons and lectors
to preach the gospel of peace and repentance. He also asked them to avoid
preaching divisive gospel instead of development.
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Rubaramira says that the ordained must abide by the Catholic
Church norms or else they will be penalized accordingly.
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Deogratius Mwebembezi and Vincent Turinawe, some of the ordained
priests thanked Christians for praying to them to attain such a level. They say
that their dream is to tirelessly serve the Lord until their last day on earth.