Catholic Chapel at Parliament cleansed, ArchBishop Lwanga forgives its defilers

Posted: 2018-01-31T07:32:38Z Read: 2,046 times
Catholic Chapel at Parliament cleansed, ArchBishop Lwanga forgives its defilers

The Archbishop of Kampala His Grace Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, has whoever abused the Catholic Chapel at Parliament and appealed to them not to ever do it again


This was during the cleansing Mass last evening, a month after security forces were deployed inside the house of prayer.
 
The Archbishop was the main celebrant at the mass at the Catholic Chapel which was attended by several Members of Parliament including Leader of Opposition Winnie Kiiza and State Minister for Youth and Children Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi.
  
The Archbishop helped by the Chaplain of the Catholic Chapel, Reverend Father Phillip Balikuddembe, sprinkled holy water within the chapel and corridors around it which were fully packed by MPs, Staff of Parliament, and journalists covering the consecration ceremony.
  
Delivering his powerful homily following readings taken by Kasese Municipality MP Robert Centenary and Minister Nakiwala Kiyingi, Archbishop Lwanga urged MPs to always carry out their deliberations using reason and wisdom rather than exchanging blows. He urged MPs to always exercise self-control even when they are provoked and focus on matters of development.
  
Dr. Lwanga forgave the abusers basing his homily on a theme, 'Reconciliation with God and Fellow Human Beings'.
  
It is remembered that in December last year, Dr. Lwanga declined to officiate at the end of year mass of the Catholic community and also light a Christmas tree citing the invasion of the Catholic chapel making the sacred place unholy, hence unworthy for use in worship.
 
The Archbishop then directed that the Catholic Chapel should not be used for worship until it is consecrated again - a process of spiritual cleansing.
 
This was just a day after it emerged that men and women in police uniform had secretly deployed in Parliament on Monday, hours before the House commenced the debate on the Constitutional Amendment Bill that sought to remove presidential age limits.
 
Dirty plates and cups as well as used mineral water bottles had been found in both the Catholic and Anglican chaplaincies with MPs, especially from the opposition side protesting what they called the desecration of the houses of prayer, forcing Speaker Rebecca Kadaga to adjourn the House briefly.