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In his Easter sermon to hundreds of Christians at St. Paul's Cathedral, Namirembe, Bishop Luwalira, appealed to different politicians to be champions of peace as they rally support and seek leadership positions in the country.
The Namirembe Diocese Bishop Rt. Rev Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira led the Easter Service at St. Paul's Cathedral Namirembe.

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Rt. Rev Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira, the Bishop of Namirembe Diocese has proclaimed peace unto the country amidst building political pressure ahead of the 2021 general elections.   

In his Easter sermon to hundreds of Christians at St. Paul's Cathedral, Namirembe, Bishop Luwalira, appealed to different politicians to be champions of peace as they rally support and seek leadership positions in the country.   

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Bishop Luwalira noted with concern various vices that continue to cause unrest and deprive people peace in the country such as corruption, theft, murder, land grabbing, human rights abuses and child abuse among others. He said that these should be addressed with each citizen working towards peace.   

"The Jesus we celebrate today is a Prince of peace and its peace that he left with his disciples after resurrection. There is news to meditate about all vices that take away peace remembering that Jesus’s teachings were about peace," said Luwalira.   

Bishop Luwalira noted that politics, businesses, money, land, social media platforms and others deprive Ugandans peace at some point hence citing the need to focus on the resurrected Christ for unending peace.  He also observed that the endless investigations into murders as well as inhumane acts against children deny Ugandan’s peace.  

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He called forgiveness and reconciliation, saying blessed are the peace makers.

Elsewhere Rt. Rev Francis Aquirinus Kibira, the Bishop of Kasese Catholic Diocese called on Christians to take care of vulnerable people in their society as a sign of their commitment to the values of their faith.   

While delivering his sermon at Kasese Catholic Cathedral, Bishop Kibira noted that much as many people profess Christianity, they continue to do little in helping the vulnerable within their communities.

Kibira urged believers to use this Easter as a beginning of a new era where they will cease being egocentric but rather work towards the rescue of orphans, widows and the sick that badly need compassion from others.

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Kasese district continues to grapple with a huge number of orphans and widows following the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF war in the late 1990s and the recent conflict between Rwenzururu Kingdom loyalists and Government Security Forces that saw many people, majority of them men lose their lives.

Kibira says Christians ought to share their happiness of the resurrection of Christ by sharing what they can afford with vulnerable persons.

The prelate also urged believers to use this season as a beginning of an era of forgiveness and reconciliation. He emphasized the need for husbands and wives to always make peace, resolve differences amicably and forgive one another so as to avoid domestic violence.

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