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Hoima diocese foot pilgrims progressing on well

By Ismael Kasooha

Added 28th May 2017 08:19 PM

All teams from the vicariates are moving on well apart from a few people who are tired and are being helped by ambulances

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All teams from the vicariates are moving on well apart from a few people who are tired and are being helped by ambulances

Foot pilgrims from Hoima catholic diocese are progressing well on their long trek to Namugongo Martyr’s shrine.

According to Fr. James Tibezinda, the coordinator of the diocese trekking activities, all is good and there is no serious problems encountered.

“All teams from the vicariates are moving on well apart from a few people who are tired and are being helped by ambulances,” said Tibezinda.

Hoima catholic diocese will host this year’s Martyrs’ day celebrations at Namugongo.

The team from Hoima district (Vicariate) has reached Lwamata in Kiboga district.

Fr. Deogratius Kato moving with the over 700 foot pilgrims from Masindi told New Vision that they will be resting at Kakooge parish in Nakasongola district enroute to Namugongo.

“We have heard no major challenges apart from a few pilgrims getting tired,” said Kato.

The team from Kibaale Vicariate comprising of 617 pilgrims is now at Bright Stars primary school in Kiganda on the Mubende-Kampala highway.

Fred Musinguzi, one of the leaders of the pilgrims said that by tomorrow Monday they expect to be in Myanzi.

“We are moving on well and hope to be in Myanzi on Monday,” said Musinguzi.

However Fr. Tibezinda says that the pilgrims need a lot of water to rehydrate but water in not adequate.

“We appeal to well-wishers and the people of God to give water to the pilgrims as they walk to Namugongo,” said Tibezinda.

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