By Kabuye Ronald
The presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Orthodox Church EOC in Uganda Bishop Jacinto Kibuuka has appealed to fellow Bishops and Christians in Africa to take up the mantle of sustaining the church since the western communities are slowly pulling out from funding church activities.
Bishop Kibuuka made the remarks at the opening of the first Auxiliary Evangelical Orthodox Church (EOC) Africa Synod held under the theme “EOC growth in Africa, the concerns, challenges and sensitive of church mission in Africa.”
He also appealed to government to give them financial assistance as it does with other religion to boost the welfare of Christians and communities since they also serve the same purpose on behalf of government.
The participants cited out religious intolerance, limited infrastructure, finance as resource, evangelizing to youth and children, Christians who are still influenced by the traditional way of worshipping and cultism like witchcraft among others as some of the challenges faced by the church.
The Synod which is under the chairmanship of Bishop Kibuuka will end on Friday this week.