Torit, 19 January, 2023 / 3:59 pm (ACI Africa).
The newly Consecrated Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Torit Diocese has called on the people of God in the East-Central African nation to foster the spirit of pardon and appreciation of each other in view of realizing lasting peace in the country.
Speaking on Monday, January 16 during his Thanksgiving Holy Mass following his Episcopal Ordination, Bishop Emmanuel Bernardino Lowi Napeta said forgiving and acknowledging the worth of others is fulfilling what God desired for human beings.
“We should learn to forgive and appreciate one another. This is what God has told us to be doing as Christians to coexist peacefully,” Bishop Napeta said the days after he was consecrated Bishop.
He described the practice of forgiveness and the spirit of appreciating others as “very important” virtues that help “us live together as one people without problems”.
“If there are any mistakes made by somebody that we know and don’t know we settle down because sometimes they didn’t mean to do them,” the South Sudanese Catholic Bishop said during the event that was held at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral of Torit Diocese.