Metropolitan Jeronymos Muzeeyi, the Archbishop of the Holy Metropolis of Kampala and All Uganda helping light up candles for Christians as they celebrated Easter
Dickson Kulumba
Journalist @New Vision

Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodoros II in his Easter message to the Orthodox faithful in the whole of Africa, said children are the future and should not be deprived of the childhood they deserve.

He said his heart and prayers are focused on children, saying he prays that they will cease being deprived of their youth and live as they deserve.

His message was delivered by Metropolitan Jeronymos Muzeeyi, the Archbishop of the Holy Metropolis of Kampala and All Uganda, at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Namungoona in Kampala on Sunday.

It’s on this note Muzeeyi proclaimed “with these paternal thoughts and heartfelt wishes, I address to all the triumphant message that Christ is risen! I am praying that this year, Pascha will be the starting point of a new, more just world, a world illumined by the abundant and infinite light of the resurrection.”

Muzeeyi implored Ugandans to utilise the rains to cultivate foods that will help them get through the high standards of living being experienced in the country lately.

The Holy mass was attended by the Lwemiyaga County MP, Theodore Ssekikubo, who asked the government to abandon the controversial coffee agreement it reached with an Italian investor saying it represents the old days of colonialism and economic dependency which the forefathers fought and attained independence in 1962.

First Easter as archbishop 

Fr. Daniel Musiitwa, the Deputy Secretary-General of Uganda Joint Christian Council, congratulated Metropolitan Jeronymos Muzeeyi upon celebrating the first Liturgy as the Archbishop of the Church and the entire Orthodox Church in Uganda upon reaching this year’s Easter. 

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