Kampala, 04 June, 2020 / 4:50 am (ACI Africa).
At celebrations marking Martyrs’ Day, the Archbishop of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese has called on the people of God under his care to follow the example of the Ugandan martyrs in view of strengthening their Christian faith within their respective families amid COVID-19 challenges.
“It is time for us to strengthen the domestic Church following the example of the martyrs of the early Church and by doing so, become stronger in faith,” Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga said Wednesday, June 3.
In his homily during the celebration of Martyrs’ Day, which the Archbishop had earlier announced would bring together a limited congregation and “be broadcast on various social and electronic media platforms in order to reach the faithful and enable them to follow and pray from their homes,” the Prelate said that “Ugandan martyrs teach us to have and nourish our faith in the word of God.”
He added in reference to the Ugandan martyrs, “They also teach us to remain firm in faith despite the fact that we cannot physically access our places of worship and spiritual leaders.”
Archbishop Kizito Lwanga went on to encourage family members to own and read the Bible on a daily basis saying, “Fortunately, for us as Catholics, every day of the year there are readings we are invited to meditate on. And all those readings invite us for renewal. Let us read and meditate on them as families.”