Nsubuga, notes if the appointment is to take this direction, the Papal Nuncio, the Pope’s representative, opens consultation consults with various people for the names of qualified individuals. “they would be wide consultations in that matter,” Nsubuga added. “The process involves high-level confidentiality to avoid lobbying, undue pressure on those involved or those being considered, and unnecessary jealousies,” he adds.
Addressing mourners at the sendoff of the fallen Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC chairperson, Dr. Abdulkadir Balonde at Wantunda village in Busedde sub-county on Tuesday, Mubaje argued that several Muslim clerics have acquired doctorates in Islamic studies and it’s prudent for them to use their expertise to serve the Muslim community.
Mafabi who consecrated Isanga in 2013 says that his successor has abandoned the set doctrines of tolerance and non-violence while overseeing the church activities, and as such, he cannot watch him mislead the congregation.
Jude John Paul Yiga, who carried the cross, says that the moment gave him a good picture of what Jesus could have gone through. He explained that he could draw mental pictures whenever they narrated what happened to Christ at a given station, which touched his heart.
Male, who is living a simple life at his home in Kawempe, says he has for some time been trying to expose fraudulent preachers who claim to have supernatural powers to offer financial blessings, physical well-being and healing among their flock in exchange for material benefits in vain.
The plan to transform the historical site was first outlined 2014 with a mega aspiration of setting up a 36 billion Shillings complex to house, among others, a museum with artefacts detailing the different cultures and history of Christianity in Uganda, a modern library, conference hall, computer area, and a children’s park.
Rev Esau Bbosa Kimangye, the Assistant Vicar of Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, says they were concerned when they learnt of the development, saying the project is a threat to the safety and security of the museum, where both the church and government have sank a lot of money.
Authorities note that though the municipality has been hosting the day for years with a lot of indirect benefits due to the influx of people in the area for over almost a month, they have been lacking a proper plan strategized to ensure that the municipality remit some revue to its coffers.
According to Archbishop Lwanga, the said grand museum will among other things bring together several items telling the 141-year story of the catholic church in Uganda from all the four ecclesiastical provinces with some other artifacts of significance relevance brought other countries.
According to the Provincial Secretary, Rev. Canon Captain William Ongeng, the pilgrimage will start on Jan 29, 2020, and end on Feb 14. Canon Ongeng says that the pilgrims will among other things retrace the footsteps of the last journey of Archbishop Luwum.
The more than 500 pilgrims started the journey on May 7, from the Dioceses of Gericho, Eldoret, Nyahururu, and Bungoma in Kenya, sailing through borders, hills and valleys, across the eastern part of Uganda. The roundabouts along the way served as their prayer alters, thanking God for the journey travelled, and committing the excursion ahead.
Researchers have criticized president Museveni government for hiding under Pentecostalism, gambling and leisure as a quick way to escape its responsibility of providing for the population and largely to the youth.