- The diocese is carrying out mass wedding for couples because it is cheaper for the families who are financially handicapped to have singular wedding
- About 20 couples in Koboko and 54 in Oyibu were wedded and the next one will be in Terego and Vurra Arch deaconries
- The Centenary celebrations of the Anglican faith will be marked on June 24 in Ezuku in Vurra Arch deaconry, where the missionaries first settled and established a church before moving to Mvara in 1918.
- The diocese is still in deficit as only Shs 37 million has been collected out of Shs 311 million budget for the centenary celebrations
Arua- The Bishop of Madi and West Nile diocese, Charles Collins Andaku, has said wedded couples should practice faithfulness in marriage.
For the past weeks, the Bishop has been carrying out mass wedding as part of the Centenary celebrations of the Anglican faith in West Nile.
Speaking to the press on Wednesday evening, the Bishop said: “We ask the newly wedded couples to have endurance, love, forgiveness and have a heart for conflict resolution. In this way, we can ensure that there is no marriage break down and besides these are couples who have stayed for long in marriage and should reflect on God’s teachings.”
Bishop Andaku cautioned the couples against divorce saying it destroys the family institution. He said the church would continue counseling the married couples to live a faithful life.
The Bishop said with the centenary celebrations, there is need to set a benchmark in the next 100 years of faith to spread the gospel like the missionaries did when they set foot in West Nile.
The Chairperson Central Organising Committee for the Centenary celebrations, Canon Isaac Anguyo, said as part of the celebrations, the diocese has started printing 1,300 books that would have the history of the church from its start to the current state.
“We hope that this book will be used to enrich the knowledge of Christians and the becomes part of their history. And we are glad that the printing of the books has started at the cost of Shs 29 million,” he said.