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Catholic Church, Vision Group partner on martyrs
Publish Date: Feb 11, 2014
Catholic Church, Vision Group partner on martyrs
(L-R) Fr Lawrence Mutikka, Fr Joseph Mukasa Muwonge, CEO of Vision Group, Robert Kabushenga, Corporation secretary, Gervase Ndyanabo and Fr Joseph Mary Ssebunnya take a group photo with Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga (center) . PHOTO: Juliet Lukwago
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By Juliet Lukwago

The Catholic Church and Vision Group have agreed to work together during preparations to mark the golden jubilee of the canonisation of the 22 Catholic martyrs.


The Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, Monday held a meeting with Vision Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Robert Kabushenga and the Chief Operations Officer, Gervase Ndyanabo, at his residence at Lubaga.

They agreed that the Catholic Church and Vision Group partner during the preparations for the jubilee.

Lwanga was accompanied by his private secretary, the Rev. Fr. Lawrence Mutikka, the chancellor, the Rev. Fr. Joseph-Mary Ssebunnya and the promoter of the Uganda Martyrs in Kampala Archdiocese, the Rev. Fr. Joseph Mukasa-Muwonge.

Vision Group agreed to help in research and publishing articles concerning the Uganda Martyrs to create public awareness about the Martyrs and the jubilee celebrations.

Vision Group CEO, Robert Kabushenga and Corporation Secretary, Gervase Ndyanabo listen to the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese during the meeting at his home.PHOTO: Juliet Lukwago

“We wish to assure you, Your Grace, that we are determined to work with the Church to ensure successful celebrations. We intend to do our work in two phases starting from today to June and from then to October the jubilee’s climax. We are going to carry out our work, as we shall research about each of the 22 Martyrs,” Kabushenga said.

Lwanga narrated the history of the Uganda Martyrs and expressed gratitude for New Vision’s gesture towards what he called a noble cause.

Lwanga asked Kabushenga to contact the leaders of the Anglican Church so that all Christians, both Anglicans and Catholics, learn more about their martyrs since both churches suffered the same fate.

“The Uganda Martyrs concern all Christians. Some of the Catholic Martyrs were killed at the Anglican spot known as Nakiyanja, Namugongo. Even when the Pope comes for the celebrations, he will not stop at the Catholic Martyrs shrine, but will visit both places,” Lwanga said.

The Archbishop suggested that New Vision runs a special pullout on the Martyrs. He offered to be one of the contributors to the articles that would be published in the pullout. He also promised to provide a copy of his new book, yet to be published, that will guide New Vision.

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