By; Francis Jjunju
The Chairman Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC), Archbishop John Baptist Odama has attributed the recent parliamentary age limit fracas and the current Kenyan electoral environment to people’s failure to allow Christ governs their lives.
His Grace Odama says in the past four months, Uganda and Kenyan political environments have been incomparable that deserve leaders to open the doors of their hearts to Christ the Savior.
He said this while opening the four day missionary congress of 100 years and 50 year Vatican II Decree organized by the Pontifical Missionary Union (PMU) at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel in Ndeeba Kampala.
The Archbishop of Gulu further says that it is a shame to celebrate 130 years of Christianity in Uganda when many people still perform witchcraft, disrespect one another, practices several kind of discriminations, greed, corruption and all sorts of evils.
However, Archbishop Odama calls on Christians to establish a society that can read and interpret the tenets of gospel messages which emphasize peace, love, obedience, service above self and conversion.
The Chairman for Episcopal Commission for Missions Rt. Rev. Bishop Damiano Guzzetti the ordinary of Moroto Diocese called priests to extend their missionary work to marginalized areas like Karamoja region where several life challenges mostly exists in order to evangelize and change their lives that are getting spoilt.
The National Director Pontifical Mission Societies in Uganda Fr. Phillip Balikudembe said the conference is a check list for their activities and as far as AD GENTES DIVINITUS is concerned.
The main discussants at the conference included among others the Pope Nuncio to Uganda Archbishop Michael A. Blume, Bishop of Kiyinda Mityana Rt. Rev. Joseph Anthon Zziwa, Prof. Peter Kasenene and Fr. Fernando Dominguies MCCJ General Secretary St. Peter the Apostle.