Speaking at Lubaga Cathedral while presiding of the New Year’s mass, Kasujja said his message was in line with the Pope’s message which comes up with a message to world leaders that they should embrace in order for people around the world to live in peace and harmony.
The former Papal Nuncio to Belgium Archbishop Augustine
Kasujja has called upon Ugandans to make peace as the main target for the year
Speaking at Lubaga Cathedral while presiding of the New Year’s mass,
Kasujja said his message was in line with the Pope’s message which comes up
with a message to world leaders that they should embrace in order for people
around the world to live in peace and harmony.
Kasujja said this year, the Pope
implored leaders to seek dialogue instead of war, integral education rather
than weapons if the world is to live in peace.
//Cue in…Pope Francis proposes.....
Cue out…the labour market."//
For his part Ivan Aloysius Kalanzi, the Kampala Archdiocese
head of the laity called upon Ugandans to shun divisions based on religion and
tribes. He said people must understand that they are different and therefore
must strive to live in harmony with each other despite their religious and ethnic
//Cue in…tugezeeko okukolera...
Cue out…tugabana emirimu egyo."//
He also called upon the political players to tone down on
their rhetoric especially that which divides people. He said being in opposition
doesn’t necessarily mean that one has to oppose everything the government does even
those that are in the interest of the country.
//Cue in…abeebiina by’obufuzi...
Cue out…muweereze abantu."//
During the mass, 213 children received different sacraments including
confirmation, holly communion and Christian Full Communion (omujiji).
Kasujja thanked parents who have ensured that their children
went through the necessary teachings that enabled them receive the sacraments
today. Ever since the outbreak of coronavirus and the subsequent COVID-19 lockdowns, government
had put a moratorium on any sort of gatherings hence limiting the children’s
capacity to study.
As a way of going about the blockade, some children have
been receiving online catechism studies, while some parents have been
hiring catechists to teach them from home.