In Lira he had the opportunity to interview Rev. Pontiano Okalo, vocations director for the diocese of Lira. Twenty years ago, Fr. Okalo was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army and forced to be a child soldier.
O’Keefe spoke with him about his experience and his ministry. The interview took place at St. Joseph Seminary in Aboke, Uganda. Aboke was also the site of a large abduction of school age girls, which has been chronicled in the book Aboke Girls: Children Abducted in Northern Uganda.
Our program “The Church in Northern Uganda 1,” was posed on May 5th, 2009
Photos of one of Northern Uganda’s refugee camps can be seen at John O’Keefe’s photostream on flickr.