Kampala Archdiocese Celebrates 55years of existence
Today the Archdiocese of Kampala celebrated it’s Archidiocesan day at Lubaga Cathedral. The celebrations was led by the apostolic administrator of Kampala Archdiocese Bishop Paul Ssemogerere with the co- celebrant Rt Rev Bishop Joseph Mary Kizito the ordinary of Aliwal in South Africa. The other celebrants were the Retired Papal Diplomat His Grace Archbishop Augustine Kasujja ,Monsignors, Priests, Deacons and seminarians among others.
In his message Bishop Paul Ssemogerere has raised concern about the state of security in the country after various bomb blasts in Kampala and in public transport means. He added that security must be tightened and as well individual vigilance as it had not been too long since the country saw the famous ” BIJAMBIYA” attacked and killed innocent Ugandans.
The Bishop also added that as Christians there is need to remain hopeful, Love each other as it would be the only way to have our security stabilized and tightened but also asked the perpetrators to mediate on their actions and come back to God.
The Rt Rev Bishop Paul Ssemogerere unveiled the new Archdiocesan theme for the year 2021-2022 as “DO NOT BE AFRAID, RAISE, PICK UP YOUR MAT AND WALK” ( MARK 2:11).
The Bishop of South Africa’s Diocese of Aliwal Bishop Joseph Mary Kizito thanked the Kampala Archdiocese administration for the invitation but was at the same time sad after the person who invited him the Late Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga died before he made the trip to Uganda. He also laid out the importance of small communities which unite us in prayers.
The Katikiro of Buganda Kingdom Charles Peter Mayiga thanked the Church for the continuous partnership with the kingdom and emphasized that the relationship between the two institutions wouldn’t cease.
The Rt Honorable Prime Minister Robina Nabanja pledged to the Christians that government would have the national security beefed up for Ugandans to enjoy the peace that the NRM government brought. She also brought brand new screens to improve on service delivery in church.
Among the congregation were Rt Honorable Prime Minister Robina Nabanja, Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga, Honorable Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu among other dignitaries.The day was well celebrated and the Bishop Paul Ssemogerere wished the people well and God’s blessings in all their endeavours and also prayed for prevailing peace in the country.