By Gideon Peter Ssebulime

1st July 2024

The Catholic Bishops in Uganda have warned that the country would slip into anarchy with many harbouring the revenge mentality due to corruption perpetrated by public officers.

In his homily while celebrating a Eucharistic celebration on the second day of the Golden Jubilee conference celebration of the Uganda Catholic Charismatic Renewal at the Uganda Martyrs Shrine Namugongo, the Bishop Chairman of the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC), Dr Joseph Antony Zziwa, said public servants have ashamed the government, with many getting arraigned in courts of law over corruption and misappropriation of public funds.

This comes amidst the ongoing investigations and arrests of alleged corrupt officials and Members of parliament.

Bishop Zziwa who is also the ordinary of Kiyinda-Mityana diocese notes that the corrupt that would be the custodians of what belongs to all Ugandans prove to be lacking the voice of God to utilize their gifts from the Holy Spirit to serve others.

To the members of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Bishop Zziwa encouraged them to be good ambassadors and stewards of the gospel.

He has also advised them to work as a team and remain united if they are to lead and live by example.

The long week celebrations that started on June 30th will run upto 6th July 2024 under the theme; “Put out into the deep- Luke 5:4”

The National Spiritual Director of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Fr. Dr. David Byaruhanga has emphasized the importance of the Holy Spirit in guiding people to reflect the love of God if Uganda is to get rid of evil deeds.

The chairperson organizing committee Andrew Kaggwa Ssekate, says they have made arrangements of all categories of people, the youth, children, men and women and leaders to have a day in a week for self reflection, prayer and repentance.

As part of the preliminary activities at least six hundred priests from all over the world have gathered at St ‘s and Mary’s National Seminaries for their retreat before they join  the rest of other people at Namugongo for the final celebrations on Saturday 6th July at the Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine Namugongo.

Tuesday 2nd July 2024 06:15:53 AM