Kampala, 25 January, 2022 / 9:46 pm (ACI Africa).
The need for religious leaders to work towards the integral growth of the faithful, addressing spiritual and material needs, was highlighted during the installation of the new Archbishop of Kampala on Tuesday, January 25.
Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere who was appointed as the Local Ordinary of Kampala Archdiocese on 9 December 2021 to succeed the late Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga was installed as the Archbishop of Ugandan Archdiocese at St. Mary’s Lubaga Cathedral.
In a message that was read at the Archbishop’s installation by Uganda's Deputy President, Jessica Alupo, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni said that religious leaders are not only tasked with spiritual matters of their faithful, but also their economic and social transformation.
“Religious leaders should not allow their followers to wallow in poverty and underdevelopment. You should implore the faithful to work towards improving their livelihood and household incomes in order to meet the common needs for food, shelter, clothing, medicine and education,” President Museveni said.
The Ugandan Head of State said that many faithful neglect their lives claiming that they are just passersby on the journey to heaven.