West Ankole Diocese Bishop Decries  Priests, Catechists’ Poverty

West Ankole Diocese Bishop Decries  Priests, Catechists’ Poverty

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Michael Atwakiire

Sheema: The Bishop of West Ankole Diocese Rt. Rev Johnson Twinomujuni has revealed that the conditions of living for most priests and catechists in the diocese are very worrying.

Bishop Twinomujuni revealed this on Sunday June 9th,  2019 while confirming 179 Christians into Anglican faith at Kitagata archdeaconry , where he  that revealed he is worried about the poor conditions his priests and catechists (church servants) are living in. Twinomujuni said that he wonders why his priests and catechists live in a miserable life at the churches they serve. “The houses some of them live in at the church are not even fit for calves. I request Christians to make sure that they build permanent houses for their priests.” He added that “A few days back I was totally shocked; I visited one church but when I saw the house of the priest, I lost energy, really!!!! Where is it written that church servants should live a miserable life? You mean Anglican Christians can’t afford building permanent houses at their respective churches for the servants?” Bishop Twinomujuni went on to say that “Bambi you meet a church servant riding a bicycle from a burial ceremony while the people he serves are busy driving expensive cars and what pisses  me off is that you can’t give him a lift but you instead hoot for him create way for you to pass. I request you to start improving the standards of living of our servants.”

Twinomujuni also urged Christians to use their time profitably if they want to live in God’s kingdom happily. Quoting Psalms 90:12 which says “Oh Lord teach us how to count our days so that we gain a heart of wisdom “, he said “spending most of the time doing nothing is a regrettable thing in future. Spend your time profitably mastering God’s creatures positively, and it is very bad to use God’s creatures like our bodies, environment to hurt our friends.” Prof Ephraim Kamuntu, the minister for tourism and wildlife conservation,  who is also the MP Sheema South constituency, thanked Bishop Twinomujuni for preaching about stewardship. Kamuntu said that God created everything with a purpose and that he wonders whenever hhe sees people destroying the environment and intentionally killing wild animals.

 

 

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