Bishop Kilaini stresses peace ahead of Easter festival

AUXILIARY Bishop Methodius Kilaini, the Apostolic Administrator of Bukoba Catholic Diocese has appealed to Tanzanians to uphold peace, unity and ensure proper upbringing of children.

Equally, he appealed to parents, in particular, to devise new ways of fighting violence against children which is on the rise.

He encouraged Christians to stay close to God, be kind, and love their neighbours as well as urging them to uphold religious values.

“Right now there is freedom of worship, this is the right platform and it has to be used effectively. The church is committed to continue preaching peace and solidarity and serving human needs, both spiritual and physical needs,” said the spiritual leader.

Bishop Kilaini remarked that Tanzania has enjoyed peace since independence where all people, regardless of their cultural and religious background live happily together.

“As we celebrate Easter holidays we have a duty to safeguard the nation’s security. Religion should not divide us because we are all sons and daughters of one God,” he said.

Christians  all over the world  yesterday observed  Maundy/ Holy  Thursday, which commemorates the Last Supper and Jesus washing the feet of his disciples, an act described in the Gospel of John, Chapter 13, as  Jesus teaching them to be servants.

It’s the ultimate act of servant-leadership as Jesus instructs his followers to love and to serve.

Bishop Kilaini noted that it was saddening that most parts of the world were engaged in fighting, resulting in loss of millions of lives.

“We should unite in celebrating this occasion. Tanzania, one of the most peaceful and politically stable African countries, offers an attractive investment climate, a rich and diverse natural resource base and a growing consumer market.

It’s these widely acknowledged factors that have made the country a darling of foreign investors and multi-national companies,” he said.

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