Lira, 03 September, 2021 / 9:15 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Bishop in Uganda has urged parents and family members of the newly ordained Deacons and Priest to exercise detachment and allow the new members of the Clergy to serve the people of God “without any hindrance”.
Bishop Sanctus Lino Wanok was speaking during the Diaconate and Priestly Ordination of five Deacons and one Priest on Thursday, September 2, an event that took place at the Uganda Martyrs Catholic Cathedral of Lira Diocese.
“Today, I therefore, urge your parents and the whole flock of Lira Diocese to let you be free to carry this cross without any hindrance, for Christ must reign,” Bishop Wanok said.
The Ugandan Bishop added, addressing himself to the candidates he was ordaining, “Today the parents are detaching themselves and offering you to God through me and indeed the whole Diocese of Lira.”
He explained, “The reason for relieving you today from all cultural and nuclear family responsibilities is to load you with the bigger responsibility of the people of God.”