KAMPALA DECEMBER 16, 2014(CISA) – Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala has urged youth to “always be exemplary and relevant to fellow youth as missionaries of behavioral change against immoral tendencies that are eating away our value in society.”
Addressing a national youth conference at The National Catholic youth Conference under the Theme, “Blessed are the poor in the spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven” on Saturday December 13 at Youth Encounter the Savior Center Nsambya, Archbishop Lwanga urged the youth to take what they learnt as serious in their lives.
He added that the occasion provided an encounter with Christ in organizing the activities of the gathering.
“We have endeavored to provide an atmosphere of fellowship with other youth from different parts of the country, as culminating in the deeper and personal encounter with Christ; I therefore, encourage you to participate actively and faithfully,” New Vision Newspaper quoted Archbishop Lwanga as saying.
He added that “current statistics indicate that the majority of the populations in Uganda are youth. To the Church and the government, it is a blessing because our future is assured. It is a great pleasure to see so many of you playing an active role in the nation.”
“I asked you to emulate the Uganda Martyrs who resiliently upheld their dignity as beloved children of God,” said Archbishop Lwanga.
The conference drew participants from Archdiocese of Kampala, Archdiocese of Gulu, Diocese of Arua, Lira, Nebbi, Kasana–Luweero, Kiyinda–Mityana, Lugazi, Masaka, Archdiocese of Mbarara, Fort Portal, Hoima, Kabale, Kasese Archdiocese of Tororo, Jinja, Kotido, Moroto and Soroti as well as Nairobi, Rwanda and Burundi.