There are many evils like corruption, domestic violence, murder, discrimination, fraud, character assassination. We cant be witnesses of Christ in the world when out speeches are packed with lies, he preached in his sermon.
Priests Gathered for Mass at Namugongo
Kiyinda-Mityana Diocese Bishop Joseph Antony Zziwa has cautioned believers against deceit urging them to emulate the martyrs by speaking the truth at all times.
Zziwa, the main celebrant at the Namugongo Catholic Martyrs Shrine mass today, observes that society has degenerated into one of lies and evil.
"There are many evils like corruption, domestic violence, murder, discrimination, fraud, character assassination. We can't be witnesses of Christ in the world when out speeches are packed with lies," he preached in his sermon.
He says believers need to emulate one of the Catholic martyrs, Matia Mulumba who stood up and refused to denounce his faith even on the verge of death. He lamented that today; there is absence of truth amongst Ugandans, which does not reflect the true meaning of Christianity.
He further cautioned Christians against leading double lives.
"It is unchristian to pretend to be a Christian during day and a pagan at night. Be renewed by this pilgrimage to Namugongo and resolve to be a witness to the truth. Free yourselves from social evil," Bishop Zziwa adds.
This year's celebrations have been led by Kiyinda-Mityana diocese, which last led the service in 1994, a year after Pope John Paul II's visit to Uganda.
Some of the martyrs from Kiyinda-Mityana diocese include Noa Mawagali, Ambrose Kibuuka, Luka Banabakintu and Matia Mulumba.