Religion: Man from Uganda

The Most Rev. Joseph Kiwanuka is everything that a bishop should be. His dignity and calm inspire automatic respect, his words are simple and wise, his broad smile is warm with charity for men. But he might still be just plain Joe Kiwanuka, African tribesman, if he had not happened to be reading a book one day when a Roman Catholic missionary priest came to visit his native village.

Impressed by the fact that his mother had taught the twelve-year-old Uganda boy to read, the priest sent Joe to mission school. From there he went to a seminary run by the White...

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