Kampala, 01 July, 2021 / 7:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The Apostolic Administrator of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese, Bishop Paul Ssemogerere has faulted people taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to hike prices of basic commodities and healthcare services.
In his homily during Holy Mass to pray for the souls of those who have succumbed to COVID-19 related complications, Bishop Ssemogerere said patients who are suffering from the pandemic ought to be shown love instead of being burdened with expenses.
“It is sad that some people are taking advantage of the pandemic to inflate charges and make money. Today you may get the money but tomorrow it will slip away from your hands and someone else will enjoy the wealth you have acquired in such bad means. Let us prioritize love and not put patients under pressure for our own gain,” said the Apostolic Administrator who doubles as the Local Ordinary of Uganda’s Catholic Diocese of Kasana Luweero.
Bishop Ssemogerere said difficult moments occasioned by the pandemic are felt even badly by those who have lost their loved ones to the scourge. He urged the people of God in the East African country to pray for the affected, the sick and those who are departed.
“The Pandemic has challenged all of us. We empathize with those who are sick and pray that God may heal them,” the Bishop said during the celebration of Holy Mass that was held at the Sacred Heart Lubaga Cathedral of Kampala Archdiocese.