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Papal Nuncio says marriage is a shared responsibility

By Juliet Lukwago

Added 25th May 2018 07:37 PM

'For a husband and wife, it is good to carry the cross that God gave you in your marriage'

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'For a husband and wife, it is good to carry the cross that God gave you in your marriage'

Papal Nuncio to Belgium, Archbishop Dr. Augustine Kasujja weds couples at Uganda Martyrs Shrine Namugongo on Saturday. (Credit: Juliet Lukwago) 

HOLY MARRIAGE

NAMUGONGO- Papal Nuncio to Belgium, Archbishop Dr. Augustine Kasujja, has advised men to share workload rather than burdening their wives with bulk of responsibilities.

On Saturday, Kasujja made the call while preaching to hundreds of people gathered at Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine, Namugongo to witness the quarterly annual mass wedding of Kampala Archdiocese. The couples were from 66 parishes from Kampala Archdiocese.

The Papal Nuncio stressed marriage is about sharing responsibilities as couple. He advised men to exhibit fairness.

“For a husband and wife, it is good to carry the cross that God gave you in your marriage,” Archbishop said, and advised couples to value their vows by being faithful and respectful.

The shrine pavilion was filled with hundreds of couples who attended mass.

Archbishop Kasujja was assisted by Pastoral Co-ordinator, Fr Dr Mark Richard Ssajjabbi, Shrine Rector and Fr Vincent Lubega.     


Forgiveness in marriage

The prelate commended the virtues of keeping secrets and seeking forgiveness when one is wronged.

“You must respect each other’s feelings, care for each other, share views and reason together in peace and unity. Ensure that you are co-ordinated in all your dealings and make the word of God your standard, your pillar, your faith and your hope,” Kasujja said.

He encouraged parents to teach their children good manners.    

Kasujja said some people have turned weddings into show-off functions, which have eroded the true meaning of holy matrimony.

The head of married couples, thanked Lwanga for bringing up such an idea. 

Head of Laity, Ivan Kalanzi, asked all the couples to use the love of Christ as an example in their relationship to enable them have a sustainable marriage life. Kalanzi said marriage without love is meaningless. 

 

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