Kenneth Orom is a 27-year-old seminarian from the diocese of Jinja in Uganda. He is studying Theology at the Bidasoa International Seminary in Pamplona, thanks to the Centro Académico Romano Foundation. From a Catholic family, he is the youngest of five siblings. At the age of 14, he entered the minor seminary after which he went on to study philosophy.
"In 2018, my bishop sent me to the Bidasoa International Seminary in Pamplona to continue my formation in Theology. When I arrived in Spain, I felt very well received and welcomed by the formators and students," he says. For this Ugandan priest, Africa is "the Catholic reserve of the world today". "The youth in Uganda are very open to religion and young people are constantly searching to meet God. The message of Jesus can reach them through the closeness of the pastors and the interest they show in the Gospel.
In Uganda, there are no problems with religious freedom: "Everyone has the right to their own belief and thank God, we have no clashes between us".
"With regard to the upcoming Synod of Bishops on synodality, I believe that one of the most important things is the participation of all members of the family. From every home should be promoted and involved in this Synod in which the whole universal Church should participate".