Churches across the country have been closed since March 18, when President Yoweri Museveni banned congregational prayers and all forms of social gatherings to contain the spread of COVID-19. According to Bishop Kisembo, the service will be held every Sunday from 3-5 pm and will continue even after the ban on gatherings is lifted.
Addressing the press on Friday, Bishop Reuben Kisembo of Ruwenzori Diocese said that the idea of the Zoom Service originated from the Kampala Chaplaincy of the diocese following COVID-19 outbreak and closure of churches.
In his statement about the outbreak dated March 20th, Bishop Kisembo notes that due to the presidential directive to close all places of worship, it is paramount that religious leaders virtually remain in contact with the Christians for comfort and spiritual guidance.
Delivering his New Year message on Wednesday at St. John’s Cathedral in fort portal, Bishop Kisembo encouraged the communities especially those in the mountainous areas to plant trees and conserve wetlands.
According to the Bishop of the diocese, Reuben Kisembo, this was the time when Christians in East Africa and Ruwenzori inclusive started to openly accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.