Kampala, 25 February, 2020 / 2:38 am (ACI Africa).
A call for unity, peace and consistent prayers was the major highlight of this year’s national prayer day that was celebrated at the Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine Namugongo Sunday, February 23.
Church leaders belonging to the Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC), a Christian ecumenical organization in Uganda used the opportunity to remind thousands of Christians from across different denominations to pray for peace in the country that is headed for general elections next year.
Archimandrite Constantine Mbonabingi of the Orthodox Church in Uganda who doubles up as UJCC Executive Secretary stressed that the source of peaceful leaders in Uganda was a peaceful family.
“A family which has peace can produce faithful leaders,” observed Mbonabingi, adding, “This country needs peaceful soldiers and police officers; it is unfortunate that the gun is now used against civilians. We need peace within ourselves to fight all the forms of injustices in our society.”
The Bishop of Kasana Luweero diocese, Paul Ssemogerere, speaking on behalf of the Archbishop of Kampala archdiocese, Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, urged all that were gathered at the Ugandan shrine to pray for peace as well as to “remember our past, analyze it with maturity to strengthen our nationality.”