Wau, 27 January, 2021 / 3:05 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Priests in South Sudan have, at the celebration of the Episcopal Ordination of the Bishop of Wau Diocese, been called upon to keep updating their theological knowledge to be effective in their Priestly ministry among the people of God.
The Archbishop emeritus of Sudan’s Khartoum Archdiocese, Gabriel Cardinal Zubeir Wako made the call Sunday, January 24 while presiding over the Episcopal ordination of Matthew Remijio Adam Gbitiku.
“My dear Priests, brothers, a stupid Priest is a stupid Pastor; he cannot lead people. Keep updating yourselves; go back to your theology and live it,” Cardinal Zubeir said in his homily at St. Mary Help of Christians Cathedral of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese.
The Cardinal emphasized the need for good Priests in the country, which still has limited vocations.
“There are only a few of you here with the vocation yet there are many people you must serve,” the 79-year-old Cardinal who is a native of Wau Diocese said, adding, “I don’t want stupid priests in the Church.”