The Archbishop of Mbarara Paul Bakyenga, who has been the main celebrant at this yearâ€™s Martyrs Day celebrations at Namugongo, has preached against sexual immorality, adultery, envy and rampant murder in the country.
Bishop Timothy Yahaya called on church leaders to protect the House of God against such evils as tribalism, wondering whether the church in Uganda would survive a situation such as the one in Nigeria, where religious violence is experienced daily. He says that bombs and other explosives are planted in churches in Nigeria but Christians frequent the same churches because of their unshakable faith and the strong church leadership.
Tooro Kingdom will next week hold the first ever leadersâ€™ retreat. The four day event which will be held at the Kingdom headquarters will bring together all the newly appointed kingdom ministers, central government officials, local leaders in Tooro and officials from the private sector in the region.
Archbishop Bakyenga, who is reading mass at the Catholic Martyrs Shine in Namugongo, picked on the Uganda National Anthem and the national Motto which both place the country in Godâ€™s hands to deliver his homily as Christians remember the day the Uganda Martyrs were killed some 127 years ago.
An eight-year old girl in Kakindo sub county Kibaale district has been attacked by a stray fox. Noeline Karungi, a Primary One pupil at Kisaigi primary school was bitten by the wild animal on Saturday morning.
Prayers are underway at Namugongo as Christians remember the day the Uganda Martyrs were killed some 127 years ago. At the Catholic shrine, Archbishop Paul Bakyenga of Mbarara Archdiocese is leading the mass being assisted by the clergy and members of the laity from the same archdiocese. At the Anglican shrine, the main celebrant is Right Reverend Timothy Yahaya, a bishop from Nigeria, being assisted by a team from Uganda Christian University, Mukono.