AFRICA/UGANDA - Fighting pride and selfish interests and living a life full of humility, forgiveness and mutual love

Monday, 7 November 2022

Kasanga (Agenzia Fides) - Bishop Francis Aquirinus Kibira Kambale of the diocese of Kasese appeals to the country's Catholic politicians, whom he urges to "stand up for the demands of the community" in order to achieve real socio-economic change. The occasion was the celebration of the confirmation of more than 1,300 faithful in the church of St. Matia Mulhumba-Ndongo, to whom Bishop Kambale asked to "overcome pride and selfish interests that satisfy one’s heart and strive for a life of humility, forgiveness and mutual love, to be authentic messengers of good news of Jesus Christ and live in an exemplary way, actively participating in church activities and joining the various church movements".
The bishop warned politicians against politicizing any aspect of the community, stressing that "God created human beings in his own image" to "live together as a unit regardless of race, tribe and political affiliation". "God always shows mercy and forgiveness to his people," he said. Finally, the bishop called for cooperation in the fight against child marriage and in promoting education for students from less privileged families. He also deplored the increase in crime due to lack of education and religion. The country is also in an emergency situation due to the renewed spread of the Ebola virus. Since September 20, 2022, more and more cases have been registered (see Fides, 21/10/2022): according to local health authorities, there are 132 confirmed cases and 53 deaths. (AP) (Agenzia Fides, 7/11/2022)