By Henry Mukasa
THE Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, has called for religious revival in the country.
He delivered a powerful sermon that moved hundreds in the congregation at Miracle Centre Cathedral, Rubaga.
Referring to his elevation to the second highest post in the Anglican Church, Sentamu said there was hope for Uganda.
â€œChurchill called this country the pearl of Africa. In the 1970s, Amin was the embarrassment of Africa. Itâ€™s slowly crawling back and we want it to be the real pearl of Africa,â€ Sentamu said.
â€œWe can be rich. We can develop but without knowing God, thatâ€™s nothing. The Uganda Martyrs died so that Christ is known in this country. They didnâ€™t die in vain, and they were young,â€ he added.
Hailing the dominance of the youth in the Cathedral, founded and run by his brother Pastor Robert Kayanja, the Archbishop said the Church was assured of continuity.
â€œIf the youth are not there, the Church tends to be tired,â€ he said, referring to Jesusâ€™ likening of the ancestry of Godâ€™s kingdom to the youth.
He said, â€œWhen I see what is happening today, revival is about to break out.â€ Nodding almost at every sentence Sentamu uttered, Kayanja was excited at his elder brotherâ€™s presence. Kayanja described Sentamu as a mentor and family kingpin.
Sentamu called for unity, saying acting individually gave people wrong visions.