By Ben Musanje

8th July 2024

At least 50 priests from 11 dioceses have attended the first day of the Short Course in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care at the Uganda Martyrs University main campus Nkozi.

The course that targets 70 chaplains has been launched by the Bishop of Masaka diocese, Rt. Rev Serverus Jjumba who represented the Archbishop- Elect, Rt. Rev Raphael Wokorach as the Chief Guest.

It is aimed at empowering chaplains in Uganda with essential knowledge, values and skills to enhance their work on spiritual and pastoral care.

While addressing the participants at the launching of the seven day Chaplaincy course, Bishop Jjumba encouraged the chaplains to open their hearts to new things like discoveries and innovations among others.

The Vice Chancellor Uganda Martyrs University, Prof Patrick Kyamanywa emphasizes that this course will enable chaplains to do things differently and also equips them to understand the people and guide the societies amicably.

Fr Lawrence Ssekamatte, the Chaplain of both Butabika and Kirudde Hospitals who is one of the participants applauded the church and the University for offering them such a course that is going to equip them with skills of guiding the society.

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Tuesday 9th July 2024 07:48:27 AM