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 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…
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…
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
“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
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
“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.