He adds that as a Comboni missionary, “I have never been given a chance to work in Uganda all my missionary life. I worked in Democratic Republic of Congo from 1993 to 2000, and then went to Togo.”
“I also went to serve in Italy for some courses before I moved to the US. I later came to Kenya where I served in Nairobi as a formatter in Nairobi-based Comboni International Theologate,” said the Bishop-elect.
In an interview with ACI Africa the day his episcopal appointment was made public, Msgr. Wokorach said that the decision to appoint him a Bishop was a sign that God is guiding his Priestly ministry, reminding “me of what I should do to make people access God.”
“In the Priesthood of Christ, I see one thing: being closer to the people because we work hard to bridge the gaps, the separation, which may be a reality in the Church or the ministry,” the Bishop-elect told ACI Africa March 31.
He added, “The Priesthood also requires discipline, which transforms this life so that we may day by day be worthy to offer the sacrifice and make the people accessible to God. By being closer to God, we also make people access God.”
In the interview by the UEC in conjunction with Uganda Episcopal Youth Apostolate and Uganda Catholics Online, the native of Uganda’s Arua Diocese speaks about the people he has impacted in his Priestly service by guiding them to God’s service.
“When I was in DR Congo, I mentored a lot of young people who went ahead to become Priests and Nuns,” he recalls his missionary experience in DR Congo’s Kisangani Archdiocese.
He adds in reference to those he has inspired to join the Priesthood and Religious Life, “When I was appointed as the Bishop of Nebbi Diocese, a lot of them called in congratulating me. This gives me energy to move on,” said the Bishop elect who served in DR Congo’s Kisangani Archdiocese.
He says he put the youth under his pastoral care in formation groups used Bible figures as examples to teach them, thus learning human and Christian values at the Parish, a formation they could not get in their respective schools.
“God wants us to be human in the right way. We need good soil, which plants will grow from. This is a big challenge today,” he said, and added, “I believe in life we need to be guided in our choices. We cannot be right in everything we do and we need the right people to guide us. I treasure guidance.”