Kampala, 16 May, 2023 / 2:37 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese in Uganda has urged the government of the East African nation, especially the country’s “security and administration” to accord communicators respect “in their line of duty”.
In his homily on the anticipated occasion of the 57th World Communications Day (WCD) that was held at St. Mary’s Lubaga Cathedral of his Metropolitan See, Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere also lamented atrocities against journalists.
WCD, marked on the Sunday before Pentecost, is set to be celebrated on Sunday, May 21, under the theme, “Speaking with the heart: ‘the truth with love’”, the Vatican announced 29 September 2022.
“I urge those in charge of security and administration to respect more the role of communicators,” Archbishop Ssemogerere said during the Sunday, May 14 event that had the deputy speaker of Uganda’s Parliament and other government officials in attendance.
The Ugandan Catholic Archbishop added, “Charity should be extended to the communicators as well in the recurring trend of violence against journalists, more so in their line of duty.”