The Diocese was set to ordain a new set of 18 priests as well as graduating several other candidates to the various orders of priesthood in early august. But the Masaka diocesan Catholic Bishop Serverus Jjumba who by authority performs the ordination ceremony of the priests, says that he is not certain that diocese’s 107th priestly ordination ceremony will take place as planned.
Reverend Father Doctor Edward Ssekabanja, the Masaka Diocese Chancellor says despite the extent damage caused by the accident, the diocese cannot afford to lose the church given its great historical significance to Christianity.
Bishop Serverus Jjumba of Masaka Diocese says the Museum is a collection of significant items and moments in the life of Cardinal Wamala, which will help priests and ordinary Christians to reflect on how to live purposeful lives filled with great contributions to the society.
The late Bishop Ssentongo who died at 83, at Nsambya Hospital in Kampala was ordained a priest in December 1963, and later appointed and consecrated Bishop in March 1989. After serving as Bishop of Moroto Diocese for 22 years and clocking the mandatory age of active service, he was eventually retired in 2014.
The journey of 140 kilometres will take them through the districts of Kalungu, Mpigi, Wakiso and Kampala before joining the main celebrations at the Uganda Martyrs Shrine Namugongo on Monday. The team will have stopovers at the parishes of Lukaya, Mitala Maria, Katende and Nalukolongo.
The pilgrims have braved for a 140 kilometres long trek through the districts of Kalungu, Mpigi, Wakiso and Kampala before joining the main celebrations on Monday.
In his Easter message delivered at the diocesan home at Kitovu in Masaka municipality, Bishop Kaggwa indicated that police are falling short of their public expectation of being impartial while enforcing the public order management law, thereby suppressing rights and freedoms of some people.