Uganda: Lwanga Warns Christians On Complacency

By Taddeo Bwambale (THE NEW VISION) The Archbishop of Kampala, Dr Cyprian Lwanga has warned Christians against complacency, saying it was responsible for the rising cases of new HIV infection.

“We all know how HIV is transmitted. But it is disheartening to know that the cases are rising. Those who knowingly pass on HIV to other people break the fifth commandment that makes it a sin to kill,” he stated.

The Archbishop also condemned domestic violence, and appealed to Christians to emulate Jesus Christ’s teaching about love for one another.

“Men are fond of beating their wives, and these days women are beating their husbands. We should learn to be humble and empathetic to the feelings of other people,” he stated.

Lwanga made the remarks during celebrations to mark 44 years of Sacred Heart of Jesus & Immaculate Heart of Mary, Namasuba sub-parish on Sunday.

A ten-year plan launched during the celebrations will initiate a process to elevate the church to a full catholic parish.

Lwanga, who presided over the celebrations, said he was pleased by the pace at which the church was growing.

“I grew up and worked here in Ndeeba. All I see is marked growth at this church, and it appears you have been preparing for parish status,” he said.

Namasuba sub-parish serves 25,000 people in a densely populated Kampala suburb, on a three-acre piece of land that also houses a primary school.

The church needs sh12b to expand over the next ten years, of which sh380m is for the construction of a modern house for its priests.

More than sh40m was collected in cash and pledges during the fundraising drive at the celebrations, according to Lydia Wasula, a member of the church’s development committee.

Archbishop Lwanga pledged sh500,000 towards the church’s plan and urged the church to translate it into the local dialect-Luganda.

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