The UPDF on Friday had to rescue the Catholic Bishop of Kotido from a mob that pelted him with stones.
The Rt. Rev. Dennis Kiwanuka had a rough reception when he arrived at Morulem parish in Abim district last Friday for a meeting with his flock.
A mob of Catholic youth, women and middle-aged men descended upon him, threatening to lynch the policemen who had accompanied him.
The crowd destroyed the bishop’s pick-up truck, looted property at the church parish and made off with goats, chicken and sheep.
“They demonstrated because I had refused to ordain one of their sons to priesthood,” Bishop Kiwanuka commented by telephone. “That deacon knows very well why he cannot be ordained. He has some obstacles that he has to remove first,” he added, without giving details.
I guess they didn’t buy the "he who is without sin through the fist stone" thing.
According to Canon Law 1370 §2, those who use physical force against a bishop incurs a latae sententiae interdict and, if he is a cleric, also a latae sententiae suspension
Wow. Serious stuff. I hope those guilty of this realize how grave the matter is and come to repentance and the bishop allows them back into communion.
It’s not clear from this article where — in what country — this incident took place.
If they have no respect for bishops, why would they be concerned over whether or not someone can or cannot be ordained? Of course, I’d like to ask a similar question of the “womenpriests”. Since they obviously despise the priesthood, why do they insist that they’ve been called to it?