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Stop the killings, promote love instead - Lwanga

By Juliet Lukwago

Added 9th September 2019 02:10 PM

“We condemn in the strongest terms these unfortunate killings and kidnaps."

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Archbishop Lwanga chats with the new parish priest of Kkonge-Lukuli parish after installing him on Sunday. (Credit: Juliet Lukwago)

“We condemn in the strongest terms these unfortunate killings and kidnaps."

RELIGION | SECURITY

KAMPALA - The Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, has condemned the spate of killings happening in the country, saying this must stop.

He said it is a sign of deteriorating faith among the people.

The prelate singled out murder and kidnap cases as worrying, saying they have not only lowered human dignity, but have also put parents and their children in fear.

Lwanga made the remarks on Sunday while addressing hundreds of Catholics at the inauguration St. Dennis Ssebuggwaawo at Kkonge-Lukuli.

He said the level at which innocent women and men in towns and villages are being abducted and killed has reached appalling levels.

The Archbishop said the lack of love for one another has led to destruction of life and property.

“Every day in the newspapers, we read shocking news of murder in different parts of the country. This is a sign that people have started wavering in their faith," he told the faithful.

“We condemn in the strongest terms these unfortunate killings and kidnaps."

 aria Maria Nagirinya was abducted and later murdered along with his driver. (Courtesy photo)

 

One of such cases is the recent murder of the social worker Maria Nagirinya and her driver Ronald Kitayimbwa. Six people are currently in Police custody in connection with the kidnap of the two, Police said Monday.

"I, therefore, urge all you Christians to strengthen your relationship with God by observing the ten commandments," said the Archbishop.

At the same function, he confirmed 65 children in the Catholic Church and said it is incumbent upon all Christians to desist from doing evil things, such as committing murders and involving themselves in irreligious acts.

Lwanga said security should provide the necessary resources to strengthen the security apparatud of the country, especially the criminal investigations arm, in order to curb the activities of criminal networks as well as bring offenders to book.

“Let those who are doing it to stop such behavior. We love each other, why should you kill each other when Christ is teaching us love? I call upon those destroying life and property to stop it, there is so much hatred today, we should stop it and promote love."

Meanwhile, the Archbishop declared Kkonge-Lukuli a parish of Kampala Archdiocese. 

"I have also appointed the Holy Cross Fathers to manage it. Please work harmoniously with them to advance the kingdom of God,” Lwanga said."



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