Xmas: Bishop Lwanga Decries Mushrooming Religions, Corruption

Kampala Arch-Diocese Bishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has decried what he said are radically mushrooming religious sects in the country.

Bishop Lwanga decried the fast emerging sects while presiding over Christmas prayers at Lubaga Cathedral Church in Kampala on Thursday.

“Every day we hear in the news of stories about mushrooming religious sects .They come and deceive people without being questioned where they come from, ” said Lwanga.

VP Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi
VP Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi

“The problem with us Africans is that we believe in Satan so much that when something happens to us, generic we first ask who has brought it instead of how it has come. Let us not be fooled, h if we get problems,
we should do what is required of us .”

The Kampala Arch Diocese Bishop further  edcondemn the increasing corruption which he said has deterred development in the country; when money meant for social services is diverted to other businesses.

“We are struggling with a corrupt environment in which we live. Why should we do what is evil and shun that which is good? Let us not pay evil with evil but with good.”

According to Lwanga, the country is still faced with  a lot of challenges including what he aid was promotion of the culture of death.

“Recently one doctor carried out research and found out that over 400000 abortions take place annually which makes it 45 about each hour. Acid attacks are now a trending phenomenon throughout the

Bishop Lwanga poses with congregation for pictures outside the Cathedra
Bishop Lwanga poses with congregation for pictures outside the Cathedra

“You cannot imagine such is happening to our own friends and neighbors! Why would you do something you don’t want to happen to yourself onto the neighbor! That’s not what God requires us to do because he created us for a purpose,” The Kampala Archdiocese Bishop urged.
Christmas day he added, symbolizes a day  for love and joy and a better life that God wishes us to have through the birth of Jesus Christ.
“It’s a day of joy and happiness even in those countries where there is winter now, they are happy. It therefore reminds us of the origin of human life as man was created in the image of God and we all belong to Him.”
“Through Jesus, God was manifested into human beings .As we celebrate Christmas, it reminds us of the value given to us and we must cherish and promote according to God’s intention. His passion, crucifixion, death, burial and resurrection were all intended for us to live a wonderful life,” Lwanga said.
Speaking at the Mass, Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi urged all people to promote peace and togetherness not only in Uganda but the continent at large which he stressed would lead to development .
“Government has done this to see that all our neighbors are peaceful and to this we shall move to greater heights not only as Ugandans but the continent at large,” Ssekandi noted.
The function was attended by among others State Ministers J.C.Muyingo, Fred Omachi, Buganda Minister for  Health Dr.Ben Mukwaya, former Buganda Premier Joseph Mulwanyammuli Ssemwogerere and former DP President Paul Kawanga Ssemwogerere

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