Archbishop Odama Appeals for harmony at 14th Provincial Peace Week
The Archbishop of Gulu Archdiocese His Grace John Baptist Odama has urged politicians to act and promote politics of harmony so as to have peace.
Addressing the media shortly after the first Holy Mass to usher the 14th Edition of the Provincial Prayer Peace Week hosted by Lira Diocese at Lango College, the Archbishop stressed about the objective of the event that is to bring unity and reconciliation among the people.
He said to have peace there is need for the politicians to refrain from playing politics of destruction but to embrace the politic that cultivates peace among the people.
Drawing from the theme of the event; Good Politics at the Service of Peace, as chosen by His Holiness Pope Francis, Archbishop Odama said politicians should focus on building peace not only in their home localities but for all human race. He said because of the annual Prayer and Peace Week that are held on rotational basis among the four Catholic Dioceses in the Ecclesiastical Province of Gulu, the communities in Northern Uganda have started to embrace reconciliation and forgiveness.
Initially, the annual event was meant to address the challenges and the adverse effects brought by the LRA insurgencies that lasted for two decades and other political upheavals that brought bad blood among the communities of the greater Northern Uganda.
currently the event addresses other social and economic issues that do not promote peace and development of the region and beyond the borders including the Republic of South Sudan whose pilgrims were among the thousands who congregated at Lango College Peace Ground. END