PHOTOS: Uganda Commemorates Good Friday

Ugandans have joined Christians worldwide in commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary, ampoule rx with church leaders using the platform to condemn acts of terrorism in Kenya.

Good Friday occurs two days before Easter Sunday.

It is the day when Christians remember Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, a significant event which plays an important part in the Christian faith.

As a sign of mourning, Christians on Friday morning carried crosses from Nyamityobora before marching to Boma grounds in Mbarara district.

In Kampala, similar marches were held with Christians holding quiet prayers at Namirembe Cathedral.

The candles will be extinguished and statues, paintings and crosses draped in black, purple or gray cloth.

Christians matching in Mbarara town
Christians matching in Mbarara town

Bishop Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa, Bishop Stuart University Vice Chancellor, Prof Mauda Kamatenesi and Reverend Leho Tinkatumire of Nyamitanga Church of Uganda joined the congregation in carrying Christ’s cross in Mbarara municipality.

They went ahead to pray for the residents of Kizungu, Nyamityobora and Kakoba, saying the areas have turned into hubs for criminals.


Archbishop Paul Bakyenga said in a message read by Rev Father Tinkatumire that divisions among Christians should be eliminated for togetherness.

“We don’t know the origin of divisions in churches so why should we go on to create conflicts in church instead of joining to serve one God?” wondered Bakyenga.

Good Friday is a significant event in the Christian faith
Good Friday is a significant event in the Christian faith

He requested Christians to pray for the neighboring Kenya where over 147 students were killed in cold blood by Al Shabaab at Garissa University College.

Bakyenga said Christ’s followers in Kenya were deliberately targeted by terrorists.

Tinkatumire said religious leaders should extend their services to criminals in prisons to convert them to the Christian faith instead of preaching to those perceived as righteous.

He said Christians must exhibit kindness and forgive those who hurt them.

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