Christians of Arua Diocese have been cautioned to stop witchcraft and mob justice with immediate effect.
The above message was delivered by the Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC) which took place from 28th May to 1st June 2018 at Christus Centre.
Bishop Sabino Odoki announced plans to launch a campaign to fight the practice of witchcraft among Christians. He made the proposal following reports by various Diocesan pastoral agents about the persistence of the vice. ‘I will appeal to all the pastoral agents always to address the issue of witchcraft and as a Diocese I want to start a program to convert the witchdoctors. We have to convert them otherwise what they are doing is bringing a lot of suffering among the people’.
The facilitator at the DPC Rev. Sr. Binen Anena, Sacred Heart of Jesus- Moyo, stressed the need for Christians and Religious leaders to commit themselves and accept Jesus Christ to protect them from all dangers.
Rev. Fr. Joel Anguyo pointed out that witchcraft is still a common occurrence in the Arivu Deanery. According to him, mob injustice in relation to death of relatives has resulted into revenge that has led to more death cases. End