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Wars due to poverty, says Papal envoy

By Vision Reporter

Added 1st January 2009 03:00 AM

IN their New Year messages, main churches have called for peace, especially in the north, and for an intensified fight against poverty.

IN their New Year messages, main churches have called for peace, especially in the north, and for an intensified fight against poverty.

By Vision Reporters

IN their New Year messages, main churches have called for peace, especially in the north, and for an intensified fight against poverty.

In his new-year homily at Rubaga Cathedral yesterday, the Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda, Archbishop Paul Tschang In-Nam, attributed war and turbulence among nations to rampant poverty.

He lauded government efforts to fight poverty, saying this was the only way to restore peace.

At Namirembe Cathedral, Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi advised Ugandans to forgive each other, desist from corruption and work hard in order to prosper.
“People have neglected God but we need to pray so that the country is at peace.”

At All Saints Cathedral Nakasero, Bishop Zac Niringiye advised Christians to get rid of the bitterness they experienced in the past year to pave way for good relations.

He condemned the high corruption levels in the country, saying this was due to lack of good leadership.

At Christ the King Church in Kampala, parish Gerald Kulumba warned that the joint operations of the UPDF, Sudanese SPLA and the Congolese army FARDC Joseph Kony in Congo may not end the 22-year northern Uganda insurgence.

He urged leaders to consult the public for advice before resorting to the use of force when solving problems.

Contributors: Cyprian Musoke, Paul Kiwuwa, Nicolas Kajoba and Catherine Bekunda

Wars due to poverty, says Papal envoy

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