Kampala, 03 March, 2020 / 11:50 pm (ACI Africa).
A newly-launched memorial museum in Uganda’s Masaka Diocese will chronicle the life and times of the Archbishop Emeritus of Kampala, Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala, and offer the faithful an opportunity for reflection, a Prelate in the East African nation has said.
“The museum is a collection of significant items and moments in the life of Cardinal Wamala, which will help priests and ordinary Christians to reflect on how to live purposeful lives filled with great contributions to the society,” Bishop Serverus Jjumba of Uganda’s Masaka Diocese where the museum is located, has been quoted as saying during the launch.
Established in central Uganda’s Kyotera district, the birthplace of the 93-year-old Prelate, Cardinal Wamala Museum will serve as a facility “for education, leisure, entertainment and inspiration to people from all walks of life,” Bishop Jjumba said during the Saturday, February 29 event.
Speaking at the same event, the Chairman of the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC), Bishop Joseph Anthony Zziwa challenged Christians to preserve the monument saying, “museums are not only meant to preserve music instruments, stools, and chairs, but also educational material and writings that may benefit researchers.”
Commissioning the museum, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni applauded the retired Catholic Prelate, his longtime friend, for “lifetime contributions that went beyond evangelization in Church to providing guidance towards the political transformation and leadership of the country.”