Lira (Agenzia Fides) - "The vocation to serve as a priest is a commitment that must be embraced with love and perseverance in the midst of challenges". This is what the Bishop of the diocese of Lira, Mgr. Sanctus Lino Wanok said on the occasion of the Eucharistic celebration for his 35th anniversary of priesthood. "Love, perseverance and humility are among the basic conditions for success in the priestly ministry. Anyone who is called to serve as a priest - we read in the note sent to Fides - should be accompanied in a solid and spiritual journey and sustained in his formation, with the aim of abtaining a positive result in the Church".
According to the text, the Bishop implored the priests to remain focused and steadfast despite the challenges, and, above all, to trust in Providence and in God's care. "We must remain committed and determined in the fulfillment of our priestly obligations despite the many challenges that afflict the Church today", he said, addressing the priests present. While thanking all those who have contributed to his priestly journey since his ordination in 1986, Mgr. Sanctus recognized the great support given to him by his parents and all those who guided him during his formation. His Excellency Mgr. Sanctus Lino Wanok was ordained a priest in 1986. In 2011, he was consecrated third Bishop of the Diocese of Nebbi before being appointed Ordinary of the Diocese of Lira in 2018. (AP) (Agenzia Fides, 16/10/2021)