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.
Monsignor Mathew Odong, the Vicar General of Gulu Archdiocese, says government should delay the return of the bill to Parliament until it has widely consulted the citizenry. Monsignor Odong says nationwide consultations will secure vital government projects against vandalisms and sabotage.
While visiting hundreds of the displaced persons in settlements in Adjumani district, Archbishop Welby, accompanied by his wife Carolina, urged the refugees to set their eyes on peace, calling it the strongest pillar of development.
The Head of the Anglican Church will be accompanied by Archbishop Stanley Ntagali of the Church of the Province of Uganda. Archbishop is expected to arrive at Entebbe International Airport on Tuesday evening ahead of his visit to Mireyi and Bela Meling settlements in Adjumani and Moyo districts respectively.
The ecumenical event was presided over by Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu Archdiocese, the Anglican Bishop of Northern Uganda Diocese Johnson Gakumba and the Leader of Orthodox Church in Gulu, Father Julius Orach.
Rwot Yusuf Adek Okwonga, the Pageya clan leader, says promoting production, sale and consumption of alcohol is a blow to President Yoweri Musevenis vision for a middle income economy and operation wealth creation.
Dr Olara Otunnu, a member of a committee organizing the annual Janan Luwum day celebrations, says the family rejected the proposal to exhume the remains, saying they wont allow any further disturbance. Otunnu was on Monday addressing journalists in Gulu.