As Christians from all corners of the world trek from their respective churches, seek parishes, ampoule dioceses and countries to catch up with the Martyrs’ day commemoration at Namugongo martyrs shrine, a senior cleric has advised them to move in groups and carry things that easily identify them.
Busoga Diocese Bishop, Rt. Rev Paul Moses Samson Naimanhye says that the days are bad where some people can pretend to be pilgrims but with intentions of wrong doing of faulting the law by committing crime.
“It is an act of faith in emulation of the perseverance the martyrs endured for one to walk on foot for many miles to the martyrs shrine but there are many crooks taking advantage of the period to execute their own evil schemes and dubious acts,” the senior cleric said.
Addressing the media about the upcoming event at Christ’s Cathedral Bugembe, Bishop Naimanhye asked Christians to remain vigilant while receiving and hosting believers who wish to spend nights in their churches or areas.
“Let us receive, embrace and pray with such believers who wish to make stop overs at our respective churches and areas as we also join them in the pilgrimage to Namugongo but we have also to make sure that they are genuine and real believers and not merely fraudsters planning to rob us,” the Bishop said.
3rd June is a public day in Uganda in memory of the gallant sons who died for their faith in the late 1880’s
In the press address, the man of God also disclosed that all is set to embark of the noble task of building the Diocesan bishop’s house.
Busoga diocese has since inception in August 1972 not had a house for the Bishop and former bishops now retired, Dr Cyprian Bamwoze and Dr Michael Kyomya were just renting.
“There is a ground breaking ceremony on Saturday 27th May on the great work of constructing the Bishop’s palace at Bugembe cathedral and the speaker of parliament is the chief guest in this mobilization that will cost close to one billion and expected to be completed in two years,” Naimanhye said.