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Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala of Uganda calls for Peace in South Sudan

The retired archbishop of Kampala in Uganda, Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala, presided over mass on Christmas day at St. Peter’s church, Nsambya, in Kampala and told the faithful that Christmas symbolizes victory over sin and restores the value of life and the dignity of human beings. Analyzing the situation in the country, he said people are living in difficult times, where they find it hard to distinguish between right and wrong, and prayed that the light brought by Christmas may enable everyone over-come darkness. During the homily Cardinal WamalA condemned some practices that go against Christian teaching and that affect the lives of many Ugandans such as witchcraft, tribalism, corruption, prostitution, violence, rape, defilement, economic exploitation, child-sacrifice and all modern forms of slavery. He appealed for peace in South Sudan, inviting the politicians behind the current fighting to resolve their differences through peaceful means. He called upon regional leaders and the international community to step up efforts aimed at ending the conflict and the humanitarian crisis it has created. He invited Catholics to pray for peace in South Sudan, reminding all South Sudanese that the world was happy when their country became independent, and wondering why the violence.


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