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Orombi to lead Christians’ council

By Vision Reporter

Added 12th June 2011 03:00 AM

THE Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Henry Luke Orombi, has taken over the leadership of the Uganda Joint Christian Council.

THE Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Henry Luke Orombi, has taken over the leadership of the Uganda Joint Christian Council.

By FRANCIS EMORUT

THE Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Henry Luke Orombi, has taken over the leadership of the Uganda Joint Christian Council.

The leadership of the council is rotational. The body brings together three member churches in the country. These are the Church of Uganda, the Roman Catholic Church and the Uganda Orthodox Church.

Orombi takes over from Orthodox leader Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga, who has been at the helm for nine years.

Orombi received the instruments of power which included the Bible, a flag and the constitution of the organisation from Lwanga at the Pope Paul Memorial Centre in Kampala on Sunday.

Orombi pledged to work with the secretariat to promote unity of the churches.

The handover was witnessed by over 300 delegates from the member churches across the country.
The delegates, who had been attending a two-day general assembly, passed a resolution urging church leaders to step up the fight against corruption.

Reading a statement from the meeting, Orombi said corruption is extremely detrimental to the development of the country.

The congregation advised church leaders to speak with one voice on issues concerning social injustice, welfare and development of Ugandans.

The group also urged the Government to respect human rights and the rule of law.

The Assembly called upon the Government to ensure service delivery and sustainable livelihood in Karamoja, which has lagged behind other regions in Uganda.

The delegates resolved to uplift the standard of families living in abject poverty and provide anti-retroviral drugs to people living with HIV/AIDS.

The Swedish ambassador, Anders Johnson, told the religious leaders that it was the responsibility of all Ugandans to develop good tenets of democracy to foster the country towards economic development.


Orombi to lead Christians’ council

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