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Bishop Luwalira Questions Continued Corruption and Brutality by Security Forces

In his sermon, Bishop Luwalira questioned the continued evils in the country including corruption, hate, tribalism, unfairness, human rights abuses, brutality by security forces, selfishness, domestic violence and others despite the big number of Christians and the ever cropping church buildings in the country.
The Bishop of Namirembe Diocese, Rt. Rev. Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira. Photo by Olive Nakatudde

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The Bishop of Namirembe Diocese, Rt. Rev. Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira has expressed worry about the continued assortment of vices including abuse of several human rights, greed and tribalism.

Luwalira was today delivering his Easter Sunday sermon at St. Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe, where he led the day’s Service. Easter is celebrated worldwide by Christians in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

In his sermon, Luwalira questioned the continued evil in the country including corruption, hate, tribalism, unfairness, human rights abuses, brutality by security forces, selfishness, domestic violence and others despite the big number of Christians and the ever cropping church buildings in the country.

Uganda Joint Christian Council- UJCC represents 78 percent of Uganda’s population. UJCC is an ecumenical organization that was established in 1963 with its current membership comprising the Church of Uganda, The Roman Catholic Church and the Uganda Orthodox Church.

Bishop Luwalira said there is need for Ugandans to understand the meaning of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ so that the all the evil deeds are conquered. He also appealed to security forces to avoid infringing on human rights while executing their duties.

Luganda //Cue in: “tuli muggwanga lwaffe…

Cue out:…obugwenyufu.”//

He also cautioned fellow clergy to remain committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ in their daily service so as to avoid going astray and losing focus. According to Luwalira, some religious leaders are often seen focusing and different issues other than their calling.

Luganda //Cue in: “nti mukanisa…

Cue out:…okusagasagana.”//

Meanwhile, in his Easter message read out to Christians by the Dean of Namirembe Cathedral, the Very Rev. Canon Jonathan Kisawuzi encouraged Christians to continue having hope in the resurrection of Jesus Christ despite several discouraging challenges and hardships in their daily life.

“As we celebrate Easter, I appeal to you not to degenerate by doing evil acts because that would be undermining the sacrifice offered by God through the death of Jesus Christ,” he said.

He further appealed to Christians and Ugandans to always endeavor and commit to righteousness despite being surrounded by evil and carelessness.

On matters of health and the Covid-19 pandemic, Bishop Luwalira also encouraged Ugandans to continue adhering the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures – SOPs to avoid contracting corona virus.

“Some people no longer care about wearing face masks, washing hands with soap, social distancing and there is also laxity because a vaccine was got,” said Luwalira.

The Easter Service was attended by the Nnabagereka of Buganda Sylvia Nagginda, the Buganda Lukiiko Speaker Patrick Luwagga Mugumbule, Rubaga Division Mayor Joyce Nabbosa Ssebuggwawo and other dignitaries. 

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