Bishop Silvestros Kisitu becomes the pioneer Bishop of the new Orthodox Diocese of Gulu, Northern and Eastern Uganda. He was formally installed by the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Orthodox Church in Uganda His Eminence Yona Lwanga during a holy liturgy celebrated at St Lavrentios Orthodox Church in Rom Village, in Koro Sub County, Omoro district.
They will consecrate Bishop-Elect, James Ochan, the Overseer of the Soul Gospel Church in Gulu Town in a mass that will also see more than 100 ministers of the Gospel Ordained into Reverends or Commissioned into Ministry.
The spiritualist who is also a subsistence farmer has been registered as witness D26-0112 among the witnesses of Dominic Ongwen to be called by the defense. He is going to defend Dominic Ongwen, the first former Lords Resistance Army commander to stand trial at The Hague based court as his special witness in a group of 72 witnesses.
Elders in Acholi chiefdom are afraid repatriating the ashes to Acholiland might provoke bad omen in the land including unprecedented massive crop failures, lightning strikes, hailstorms or outbreak of strange diseases capable of wiping out a massive number of people.
The resolution was arrived at during a crisis meeting convened by the governing council of Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative ARLPI chaired by Archbishop John Baptist Odama. The intent was to reconcile members of the Catholic and the Anglican Church.
Bishop Onono Onweng adds that initially, the body was taken to Madi Opei where a military detach existed. It was then returned to Mucwini, about 23 Kilometers north of Kitgum Town and abandoned by soldiers inside St. Paul Chapel, after they failed to break past hard layers of underground laterite rocks twice as they dug his grave.
The Most Rev Stanley Ntagali, the Archbishop of the province of Church of Uganda is leading the mass attended by hundreds of Christians from various Dioceses in Uganda and neighbouring countries. In attendance are 13 Bishops and two retired bishops from Northern Uganda.
In the sermon, Bishop Gakumba was accused of declaring war on Catholicism by burning articles of Catholic worship during an ongoing open air crusade convened by a team of pastors from the born-again faith in Acholi sub-region.
According to Rev. Odong, Parliament defeated the essence of Christmas by engaging in bribery in, which billions of Shillings was spent on consultations and bribing MPs to pass the controversial bills. He urged Christians not to emulate the immoral behavior of parliament during Christmas festivities.
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.
Catholic churches across the world are making requests for the relics of two Ugandan martyrs, Daudi Okelo and Jildo Irwa, who were killed in Northern Uganda in October 1918. Father Joseph Okumu, the rector of Wipolo Martyrs Shrine in Agago district, where the two martyrs were speared to death says this year alone, he has received requests from churches in Romania, Brazil, Argentina, United States, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Kenya and Tanzania among others.