By Masereka Peter
The Uganda EpiscopaL Conference General secretary has acknowledged the role of journalists.
Members of Uganda Episcopal Conference are pleased with the work of Catholic communicators in the region and the Church as a whole, the Secretary General, Monsignor John Baptist Kauta said.
In his message at the official closing ceremony of the annual meeting for AMECEA Online Correspondents that was held from 21st-25th November at Ulrika guest house in Entebbe, Monsignor John Baptist Kauta passed a message of gratitude from the Church for the great role journalists and communicators play to make sure that our beloved AMECEA region interacts within itself and with the entire universal Church through Online publication.
Msgr. Kauta likened the work of journalists in the Church to that of the ancient writers of the Gospel like Saints Luke and Mark, saying that Catholic journalists are the contemporary evangelists who are so fast to spread the Gospel and the Church acknowledges them.
He advised journalists to stick to the truth giving reference to late Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese Most Rev. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga who died in 2021, saying the demise urged people to speak the truth, for the truth shall set them free.
Msgr Kauta, said the church expects further more from journalists and communicators to publicize the contents of the documents from Rome on formation of priests and the Synod.
He told the participants to desist from disseminating false information sharing his observation that even though the general public enjoys rumors, Catholic Journalists must only give the truth to the people.
The Secretary General for the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa- (AMECEA) Very Rev. Fr. Anthony Makunde thanked the Uganda Episcopal Conference for hosting the workshop in a hospitable manner. END.