ARUA. The bishop of Madi and West Nile Diocese, Rt Rev Charles Collins Andaku has urged Christians to use the resurrection of Jesus Christ as a tool to fight against corruption, domestic violence and other forms of sins against humanity.

He said the empty tomb of Jesus Christ signifies that He defeated sin by resurrecting after death, adding that whoever believes in the resurrection will overcome temptations of sin.

He challenged Christians to use the Easter season as a means to combat corruption and domestic violence which are sinful acts.

Bishop Andaku was preaching on Easter Sunday at Emmanuel Cathedral, Mvara in Arua city.

“Can I ask you that we draw the power of Resurrection of Jesus Christ to overcome sin like corruption, domestic violence, lust of the flesh and the power of alcoholism? The empty tomb justifies that Jesus is victorious over sin and death”, bishop Andaku said.

However, Christians expressed gratitude for this year’s Easter celebration that they said was not the case in 2020 because of COVID-19 pandemic.

ResChristians celebrating Easter Sunday at Emmanuel Cathedral. PHOTO BY JOSEPH ODAMA

“Because of COVID-19 that hit the world, we were unable to gather together to celebrate Easter. We thank God that this year we were able to celebrate Easter together”, Mr Jackson Atima said.

Bishop Andaku also called upon people to continuously observe Standard Operating Procedures against Coronavirus as it continues to ravage the world.

Bishop Andaku also prayed for families of the fallen Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, Dr Cyprian Kizito and retired Bishop of Madi and West Nile diocese, Rt Rev Remeliah Ringtho who both died in an interval of two days.

“We send our condolences upon the untimely death of our bishop, Remelia Ringtho and Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga and I urge Christians to mourn with the families of the fallen men of God who have been instrumental in development of Church in this nation”, the bishop noted