Pope Francis met with the Kabaka of Buganda, what is ed http://clearlakefestival.ca/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II and Nnabagereka Sylvia Nagginda during the Holy Father’s visit to Uganda.
This development was until Monday a tightly-guarded secret.
Buganda Kingdom said the meeting took place on Saturday at the residence of Kampala Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Lwanga in Lubaga, recipe http://codesiconsulting.com/wp-includes/option.php a Kampala suburb.
“The Kabaka gave Pope a portrait of Ssekabaka Muteesa 1 who invited the missionaries to come to Uganda and spread the gospel to His people, http://cikza.com/wp-includes/class-wp-feed-cache.php ” Mengo said in a statement seen by ChimpReports.
Officials said “Pope Francis prayed for the Kabaka and his queen. He also presented to them bibles and rosaries.”
The meeting was historic considering that it was Mutebi’s grandfather, Kabaka Mwanga who ordered the martyring of Christian converts in Uganda.
In Uganda Pope Francis held a mass at Namugongo where the Martyrs were killed; saying Mwanga’s mission to eliminate Christianity in Uganda had failed.
Mwanga came to the throne at the age of 16. He increasingly regarded the greatest threat to his rule coming from the Christian missionaries who had gradually penetrated Buganda.
His father Mutesa 1 had played-off the three religions, Catholics, Protestants and Muslims, against each other and thus balanced the influence of the European colonial powers that were backing each group in order to extend their reach into Africa.
Mwanga II took a much more aggressive approach, expelling missionaries and insisting that Christian converts abandon their faith or face death.
A year after becoming king he executed Yusufu Rugarama, Makko Kakumba, and Nuuwa Sserwanga, who had converted to Christianity.
On October 29, 1885, he had the incoming archbishop James Hannington assassinated on the eastern border of his kingdom.
According to old tradition the king was the center of power and authority, and he could dispense with any life as he felt. It was unheard of for mere pages to reject the wishes of a king.
Given those conflicting values Mwanga was determined to rid his kingdom of the new teaching and its followers. Mwanga therefore precipitated a showdown in May 1886 by ordering converts in his court to choose between their new faith and complete obedience to his orders and kingdom.
It is believed that at least thirty Catholic and Protestant neophytes went to their deaths.
Twenty-two of the men, who had converted to Catholicism, were burned alive at Namugongo in 1886 and later became known as the Uganda Martyrs.
Among those executed were two Christians who held the court position of Master of the Pages, Joseph Mukasa Balikuddembe and Charles Lwanga.
The National Resistance Movement electoral commission has made a u-turn and declared James Rwiigi Kaberuka and incumbent Elizabeth Karungi, web http://culture.you-ng.it/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-update-taxonomy-endpoint.php as the NRM flag bearers for Kinkiizi County West and Kanungu Woman MP respectively.
The two were today announced winners by the NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson Dr Tanga Odoi after having a vote recount directed by President Yoweri Museveni.
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These informed him that they were robbed of their victory by the winners who they accused of conniving with the district party registrar and security officials.
The NRM registrar Kanungu, John Byaruhanga had on 29th October announced on a newly established Radio Kanungu FM that Elizabeth Karungi had lost to Ruth Tukahirwa 10,314 votes to 25,034.
In Kinkiizi west he declared Jacqueline Kyatuheire to have trounced John Kaberuka by a 1000 vote margin.
Both these results were overturned after the vote recount.
Ruth Tukahirwa upon on hearing that Elizabeth Karungi is now the party flag bearer, she vowed to stand on an independent ticket in next year’s general elections.