The Monitor (Kampala)

19 April 2007

Uganda: Outgoing Nuncio Calls for Modern Church

Kampala — THE outgoing Papal Nuncio to Uganda, has called for a more modernized and community networked Catholic Church, saying people can't continue living in a patriarchal system by listening to orders from above. He said the church must be interactive and community networked for the people to appreciate their faith.

Archbishop Christophe Pierre was paying a courtesy call on the Vice President Professor Gilbert Bukenya, at his office on Parliamentary Building in Kampala, before his departure.

Bishop Pierre who has been named the papal Nuncio to Mexico has urged the Catholic church in Uganda to initiate diocesan pilgrims where ordinary people can interact and get to know their faith deeper.

He also called for the redevelopment and protection of Uganda 's historical sites partial tourist sites that whose history can be shared by faiths throughout the world. He will officially leave the country on April 24.

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