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New FLP Clergy ordained at Omugo Parish

His Holiness Pope Francis has called upon the Priests to be synodal, keeping in mind the teaching of Christ in their lives.

The Pope’s message was voiced for him by Rt. Rev. Sabino Ocan Odoki, Bishop of Arua Diocese during the ordination ceremony of two Franciscans of Our Lady of the Poor (FLP). It was held at Omugo, St. Joseph the Worker Parish on 29 th June, 2019.

Deacon Chris Nombres Nappolean and Bro. Cyprian Edema Etoma were ordained to priesthood and Diaconate respectively amidst ululations of hundreds of Christians. In his homily the prelate cautioned the candidates to commit themselves to what they were going to promise God before many witnesses and base their lives on the Word of God and the sacraments. He added that clergy are supposed to be instruments of unity and not division.

Bishop Sabino Odoki advised the two clergy men to work according the norms and traditions of the Catholic Church. Since the duo were ordained on the feast day of Sts. Peter and Paul, the Bishop advised them to emulate the good example of the saints who stood firm in the faith and refused to compromise it with wrong doing.

The Bishop expressed his gratitude towards the Founder and Superior General of FLP and parents of the newly ordained clergy for offering the young men to serve God. The Prelate concluded by appealing all parents to offer their best children to God to serve in His Vineyard.

The ceremony was also attended by the Founder and Superior General of FLP, Mother Esperanza, the Parish Priest of Omugo Parish and Regional Superior of FLP Rev. Fr. Geoffrey Ojandu, 27 priests, 70 Religious, Minister of State for Internal Affairs, Hon. Obiga Mario Kania and other Government dignitaries. End