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We are not going to Namugongo to eat pork - Obbo

By Faustine Odeke

Added 21st May 2018 03:12 PM

Obbo said love must be practised by cancelling all prejudices of hatred, revenge and fornication which are common in the society, besides lack of peace and joy in the homesteads.

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Obbo said love must be practised by cancelling all prejudices of hatred, revenge and fornication which are common in the society, besides lack of peace and joy in the homesteads.

PIC: Archbishop Obbo waving to christians after the fundraising Mass in Tororo. (Credit: Faustin Odeke)

RELIGION

UGANDA MARTYRS- The Archbishop of Tororo, Dr Emmanuel Obbo, has urged  Christians not to behave like tourists by being diverted to Pork joints during the Martyrs’ Day celebration in Namugongo. He asked them to be dedicated in spirit to promote their faith, the virtue of the martyrs.

"We are not pretending because the Holy Spirit is working in us. We have about 750 pilgrims walking from Lira and another big delegation from Kenya is walking to Namugongo,’’ the Archbishop said.

He called upon all the Christians to promote the spirit of love and work against the spirit of darkness that produces cruelty in families, adding that it requires courage, guided by the spirit of God, for one to promote the spirit of peace and love by walking the talk.

Obbo said love must be practised by cancelling all prejudices of hatred, revenge and fornication which are common in the society, besides lack of peace and joy in the homesteads.

"Show me your love. When you submit to God, you lose nothing. Let us live by the truth of our faith,’’ Obbo added.

He advised the youth to participate fully in Church activities, including marrying in church.  He called upon them to come out of their cultural darkness.

Obbo said this while delivering his sermon during the last fundraising drive mass towards raising a deficit of sh121m of the sh720m needed to organise the Martyrs’ Day celebration.

Adhola cultural leader Moses Owor (left) attended the function. (Credit: Faustine Odeke)



About 15 million people are expected to throng Namugongo for the celebration.

A total of sh54,652,900 was raised in cash and sh12,300,000 in pledges. Over sh 71m was also raised during the dinner in Kampala on Thursday.

The state minister for primary health, Sarah Achieng Opendi, thanked the Archbishop for tirelessly organising the fundraising drive for the successful function.

‘’It is 20 years since we led the service. How many of you will be there for the next service? Please avoid frequenting the hospital for drugs because they are toxic. To avoid falling sick, please adhere to health messages,” Opendi said.

She called upon the public to always do exercise, eat the right food and avoid contracting avoidable diseases.

She cautioned the youth to desist from reckless behaviours that may lead them into contracting diseases such as HIV/AIDS.

 PIC: Gervase Ndyanabo, the Vision Group deputy managing director, addressing Christians as minster Opendi (left) listens. (Credit: Faustin Odeke)

 

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