06 Apr 2020 · Rt. Rev. Sheldon Mwesigwa, the Diocesan Bishop says the donation was supposed to be given to inmates as it is the norm during the Easter festival, but due to the outbreak of the pandemic, they decided to donate to the vulnerable.
Rt. Rev. Sheldon Mwesigwa, the Diocesan Bishop says the donation was supposed to be given to inmates as it is the norm during the Easter festival, but due to the outbreak of the pandemic, they decided to donate to the vulnerable.
Harriet Aulo, the wife to Omolo, said they conduct routine prayers in the homes of their members, adding that it was their turn to do so this weekend.
“Jesus never went to school and he has never fallen sick. That is why we don't take our children to school or hospital for immunisation. We also don’t take part in earthly programs because our lord does everything for us”, she said.
The Christian feast comes just a week before Easter, to commemorate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Over the years, Palm leaves have been used to simulate events in Jerusalem where Jesus’ path was covered in palm fronds before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his crucifixion on Good Friday.
However, following the presidential directive to ban all public gatherings for 32 days ending April 20th, 2020 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), churches remained closed and Christians are hardly were not seen raising palm leaves on the streets.
Baptism on Easter Sunday is particularly significant because according to the Christian faith, that’s the day Jesus Christ returned to life and to many it is “to walk with Christ and be closer to Christ.”
However, in Lira Catholic Diocese, this Holy ritual will not take place following the outbreak of COVID_ 19 diseases.