Uganda’s shadow attorney general Wilfred Niwagaba has said that Church leaders in Africa should unite and take up courage to condemn and act together against religious persecution currently experienced in many parts of the continent.
Niwagaba, who is also the Ndorwa East Member of Parliament in Kabale District made the observation on Saturday speaking during the Ordination mass of Rev Fr Conrad Atuhaire at St Kizito Maziba Catholic Parish in Kabale diocese Kabale district.
Niwagaba, citing the killing of a priest and several worshipers in Burkina Faso town of Dablo by gunmen on 12th May this year together with the 2018 arresting of 10 Catholic priests in Democratic Republic of Congo during the anti Kabila protests, said that all the clergy in Africa should come together to condemn such acts if Christians are to live in harmony for their own growth and growth of the church.
Niwagaba noted that most of such persecutions in Africa are intended at scaring the church leaders away from politics but encouraged all the clergy in Africa not to retreat but be committed to serve the church in all situations no matter what threats met.
The Bishop of Kabale diocese Rt Rev Callistus Rubaramira asked the ordained priest, Rev Fr Conrad Atuhaire to imitate the example of Jesus’ commitment to serve the church despite all the persecution and trying times he met. He also asked him to be a good example to the rest of the Christians if he is to impact the church.
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