The Chairman of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, Archbishop John Baptist Odama, has called on his countries politicians and people to follow the countries motto: For God and my Country. He says that there is too much of aggression and lies in the way that those in power operate the government. This came during his speech for the opening ceremony of the Catholic Missionary Congress. The congress was celebrating 100 years of the Pontifical Missionary Union, one of only four mission overseen by the Pope directly.
2017-10-12 Uganda (NewVision) The Chairman of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, Archbishop John Baptist Odama, has asked members of Parliament to put an end to the culture of aggression and embrace a new ethos of honesty, self-respect and respect for others.
“I request our legislators to do their work with absolute honesty, in line with our country’s motto: For God and my Country. It is a pity to see our honourable members of parliament exchanging blows. Surely, there is no justification for them to do this”.
“We need reconciliation in our parliament and also in the country. We need to allow the spirit of nationhood to guide us. Let’s be God-fearing people who love one another,” said Odama.
He was presiding over the opening ceremony of the Catholic Missionary Congress at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel, Rubaga on Wednesday.
The congress is hosted by the Uganda Episcopal Conference Department of Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS).