UGANDA: Never be Ashamed to make the Sign of the Cross in Public, Archbishop Urges

KAMPALA, MAY 30, 2017(CISA) – Archbishop Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala has urged faithful never to be ashamed of the Catholic faith.

“You should be strong in your faith and never be ashamed to make the sign of the cross in public or before anyone else who is not Catholic,” said Archbishop Lwanga.

Speaking when he flagged off a walk in remembrance of the brutal trail of the Uganda Martyrs’ last days to their final martyrdom at Munyonyo Martyrs Shrine May 27, he noted that Christians should emulate the pain the martyrs went through but did not denounce their faith.

“This spiritual journey has been organized to enable our Christians today to experience the Martyrs’ pain and their last moments on earth in a commemorative walk,” Uganda’s New Vision Newspaper quoted the Archbishop as saying.

On his part, Fr Jude Ssemmambo, who is in charge of publicity, said the Uganda Martyrs Day celebration is intended to promote Uganda Martyrs trail further.

“The symbolic event is part of the grand plan for the Church to organize such a pilgrimage every year to Namugongo by people from all over the world,” he said.

The pilgrims made two stopovers to pray at Denis Ssebuggwaawo’s place in Munyonyo and Kyamula at the place where Ponsiano Ngondwe was killed.

Thereafter, they proceeded to their final destination St. Matia Mulumba Parish for Holy Mass led by Bishop Vincent Kirabo of the animating diocese of Hoima assisted by Archbishop Dr Cyprian Lwanga ahead of the Uganda Martyrs Day Celebrations on June 3.

The walk was attended by First Deputy Prime Minister Moses Ali who represented Prime minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda.

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