Theodoros II tasked Orthodox Christians to safeguard church land, but also promote brotherhood within the circles of believers subscribing to other religious denominations, arguing that such acts fulfill Christ’s plans for humanity.
Christians attached to Jinja city’s based Resurrection
Cathedral on Wednesday evening expressed gratitude for the papal visit of
Theodoros II of Alexandria, the leader of their church in Africa.
The Christians told URN that Theodoros II’s visit was a
sign of solidarity in the Orthodox Church following the demise of their country
leader, Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga.
Isreal Kityo, the youth leader of Orthodox Christians in
Eastern Uganda says that the Pope blesses all humankind irrespective of their
religious affiliations to progress in their general spiritual and physical
Kityo adds that attending papal visits is a sign of exhibiting
spiritual growth and believers' submission to the centers of authority within their communities.
//cue in: “the visit of…
Cue out…pope, will be,”.//
Maria Kalisa, a church elder says that she has attended a
papal visit before and it was only by God’s grace that, she managed to receive the
papal blessing for her second time in a lifetime, after battling Covid-19 for the past three
Kalisa adds that Theodoros II’s visit is a sign of
instilling hope among Christians, most of whom had become weary following the
financial constraints caused by Covid-19.
//cue in: “tuli basanyufunyo…
Cue out…okutuwa kumikisa,”.//
Joseph Mukisa, a Christian says that Papal visits increase goodwill
amongst church members and their immediate leaders, as most of them tend to
focus more on continuous pursuits to fulfill their general life goals and at
times run out of time to serve God.
//cue in: “okukyala…
Cue out…emikisa mingyi,”.//
Bridget Namwembe, another Christian says that the papal
visit has been a sign of love that, attracted many congregants to their church
and it will serve as a landmark to foster construction of a bigger cathedral, where they shall converge and worship their God.
//cue in: “tulibasanufu ihno…
Cue out…endiga dhe,”. //
Chrysostom Koolya, the vicar of the resurrection cathedral
says that the Pope is a uniting factor within the Orthodox church and his
visits help to boost their ability to preach the gospel of peace within their
Meanwhile, Theodoros II tasked Orthodox Christians to
safeguard church land, but also promote brotherhood within the circles of
believers subscribing to other religious denominations, arguing that such acts
fulfill Christ’s plans for humanity.