The catholic church has finally come out and broken its silence over the ongoing trend of events in the country. Long known for its vocal and stern approach to national guidance, the catholic church has in recent times taken a subtle approach in speaking out against events in society due to government’s policy calling for clerics to steer clear of politics.
Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has, however, come out and added his voice to those condemning the spate of killings that has now become the order of the day in the country.
The prelate singled out murder and kidnap cases as worrying, saying they have not only lowered human dignity but have also put parents and their children in fear. He added that it is also a sign of deteriorating faith among the people.
Lwanga made the remarks on Sunday while addressing hundreds of Catholics at the inauguration St. Dennis Ssebuggwaawo at Kkonge-Lukuli.
He said the level at which innocent women and men in towns and villages are being abducted and killed has reached appalling levels. The Archbishop said the lack of love for one another has led to the destruction of life and property.
“Every day in the newspapers, we read shocking news of a murder in different parts of the country. This is a sign that people have started wavering in their faith,” he told the faithful.
“We condemn in the strongest terms these unfortunate killings and kidnaps.”
The archbishop went ahead to offer advice to the believers and all citizens in the country saying; “I, therefore, urge all you Christians to strengthen your relationship with God by observing the ten commandments,” said the Archbishop.
Lwanga said security should provide the necessary resources to strengthen the security apparatus of the country, especially the criminal investigations arm, in order to curb the activities of criminal networks as well as bring offenders to book.
“Let those who are doing it to stop such behavior. We love each other, why should you kill each other when Christ is teaching us, love? I call upon those destroying life and property to stop it, there is so much hatred today, we should stop it and promote love.”