Uganda Martyrs sensitisation campaign at Nabbingo
Publish Date: May 19, 2014
Uganda Martyrs sensitisation campaign at Nabbingo
(L-R) Pastoral Coordinator of Kampala Archdiocese, Fr Dr Mark Richard Ssajjabi, Vicar General of Kampala Archdiocese, Msgr Charles Kasibante and the promoter of Uganda Martyrs in Kampala, Fr Joseph Muksa Muwonge during the Holy Mass of Uganda Martrys campaign at Nabbingo on Saturday. Photo/Juliet Lukwago
  • mail
  • img

By Juliet Lukwago                 

The Vicar General of Kampala Archdiocese, Msgr Charles Kasibante has asked Ugandans to avoid misunderstanding culture.

He said that as Uganda prepares to celebrate the Uganda Martyrs' 50 years anniversary since their canonisation by Pope Paul VI, all Christians should strive to emulate them by avoiding western cultures that intend to divert them to adopting non-African cultures.

“Our cultures are good and were given to us by our parents but some tendencies have crept up to abuse them by mixing them up with satanic ones,” Msgr Kasibante said.

Christians praise during the Uganda Martyrs campaign at Nabbingo Catholic Parish. Photo/Juliet Lukwago

Speaking on Saturday at Nabbingo Catholic Parish, in Wakiso district where he led a team sensitizing Christians about the 22 Uganda martyrs and upcoming Golden Jubilee celebrations, Kasibante said that many people have started confusing others to follow these alien cultures.

Among the team were Pastoral coordinators of Kampala Archdiocese, Fr Dr Mark Richard Ssajjabi, the promoter of Uganda Martyrs in Kampala Archdiocese Fr Joseph Mukasa-Muwonge, Brother Fr Anatoli Wasswa from Kiteredde in Masaka.

The congregation listens attentively during the sensitisation campaign

The others included Devita Nabukalu, a former witchdoctor who gave testimony on how she duped unsuspecting people and extorted money from them when she was well aware that what she practiced was not effective at all.

Revocato Kalema who was born lame, but later got cured through the intercession of the 22 Uganda Martyrs, is also in the team.

Kasibante advised Christians always to take the example of the Uganda Martyrs who rebelled against bad cultures because of their faith.

He said that the Martyrs are good example to each and every one who can always be called upon for intercession.

The Parish priest of Nabbingo, Fr Deogracious Bukenya thanked the sensitization team for the good work and also thanked Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga who started the campaign to sensitise Christians about the Uganda Martyrs.

The Mass was also attended by the former Rector of St Mbagga Seminary Ggaba, Msgr Alex Kamya and Fr Augustine Kimera.


Catholic Church launches Uganda Martyrs' campaign

Uganda Martyrs awareness team storms Nsambya

Uganda Martyrs awareness team storms Wakiso


The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Pope prays for strife-torn Burundi
Pope Francis prayed for peace in the troubled central African nation of Burundi on Saturday and an end to months of strife that has sparked fears of renewed civil war....
Singh Katongole barred from contesting for MP
COURT has issued an interim order restraining Singh Katongole from contesting as the NRM Member of Parliament flag bearer for Rubaga North constituency...
Uganda Martyrs are inspirational - Pope Francis
POPE Francis paid homage to the 45 Uganda Martyrs at the newly renovated Catholic shrine in Namugongo, with emphasis on extending help to the needy...
450 traffic officers reprimanded over bribes
THE director of Traffic and Road Safety, Dr. Steven Kasiima has revealed that over 450 traffic officials were reassigned to other departments for misconduct and allegedly soliciting bribes from motorists...
Obey, Kunya pinned on NSSF pension scam
MARTIN Onya the acting commissioner in the department of compensations, Ministry of Public Service, has pinned Christopher Obey and Kiwanuka Kunsa on the misappropriation of the sh88b...
Thousands welcome Pope Francis to Namugongo
VAST crowds of Ugandans greeted Pope Francis on Saturday as he honoured Christians martyred for their faith on the second leg of a landmark trip to Africa...
Is Uganda ready for the pope's visit?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter