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EOC Welcomes Three Newly Consecrated Bishops as Bishop Kibuuka Advocates for Justice

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Bishop Jacinto Kibuuka, the presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Orthodox Church (EOC) in Uganda, delivered a compelling message on justice, trustworthiness, and honesty during the EOC Episcopal Ordination ceremony at Mamre International Prayer Center in Janda, Namugongo, Wakiso district.

Leading the ordination of three newly consecrated Bishops, Bishop Dr. John Baptist Matovu, Bishop Joseph Bizibu Birungi, and Bishop Bruno Ssekiryamuba Muhindo, Bishop Jacinto Kibuuka emphasized the importance of justice in all aspects of life. The ordination took place following their election as the Auxiliary Bishop of Uganda, Auxiliary Bishop of Kampala Diocese, and Bishop for North Kivu Diocese, Democratic Republic of Congo, respectively, during the EOC International Synod on November 4, 2022, in Indianapolis, United States.

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In a vibrant ceremony attended by a large congregation, Bishop Kibuuka called on the public to uphold justice in their hearts, homes, courts, and the nation as a whole. He stressed that without justice, there can be no development or peace, urging leaders to ensure fairness in their decisions and actions.

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Addressing the newly consecrated Bishops, Bishop Kibuuka encouraged them to work towards the expansion of the church and the realization of God’s kingdom by fostering spiritual, social, and economic development among believers. Despite acknowledging the challenges they might face, he reminded them of their divine calling and urged them not to fear religious intolerance but to welcome everyone.

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Bishop Kibuuka also addressed the challenges faced by the Evangelical Orthodox Church in Uganda, emphasizing that despite initial predictions of collapse, the church has thrived for almost a decade. He urged the congregation not to fear doing what is right and to overcome ignorance with knowledge.

Representing Kampala Minister Kabuye Kyofatogabye, Kawempe deputy Resident City Commissioner Yasin Ndidde advised the newly consecrated leaders to be guided by wisdom in their responsibilities. He emphasized the importance of protecting the unity, doctrine, and discipline within the church, pledging the community’s prayers for their success.

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