By Taban Henry
The Metropolitan Archbishop of Juba and Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Torit Dr. Stephen Ameyu has cautioned the faithful in Eastern Equatoria against tribalism and rather asked them to work as the people of God to serve the nation.
This came as the Catholic Diocese of Torit ordain its new Deacon, Andrew Agobia during the Rite of Ordination at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Kapoeta on Sunday.
Dr. Ameyu in his statement to the congregation called on the Christians to denounce tribalism and work as one people of God to develop the nation.
“We cannot build our nation through tribalism and we cannot as well build our church through tribalism”, the top Clergy stressed.
Meanwhile the Governor of Eastern Equatoria State Louis Lobong Lojore encouraged parents to send their children to the Seminary to help preach the word of God to reach all areas in the State.
“The Deacon serves the Church by assisting the archbishop and priests of the diocese. The Deacon’s roles are to be focused on charitable work in the community, as well as ministering in parishes and schools, including serving directly at the altar – they have the liturgical authority to baptize children, witness marriages and preside at funerals,” Lobong said.
The Catholic Diocese of Torit will celebrate it centenary or 100 years of faith in November this year.
The Catholic Diocese of Torit is divided into three namely, Central, Eastern and Western Deaconries.