Its about 135 years today (3rd.June.2021) since 32 young men were burned to death at the orders of the Buganda King Mwanga 11 at Namugongo for their refusal to denounce Christianity.
For decades, Christians thronged both the Catholic and Anglican shrines in Namugongo partly to pray to the Uganda Martyrs to intercede for them in their different challenges, a culture that has been temporary halted over the deadly COVID-19.
The Kasese Diocesan Pastoral coordinator, Rev. Fr. Modesto Masereka Kasenyangwe repeated his earlier call to believers in Christ to celebrate the Martyrs day at their respective local churches but observe the Standard Operation Procedures.
Speaking our reporter on phone, Fr. Kasenyangwe prayed that the situation changes now that the world has gone to the second year without the Pilgrims physically going to Namugongo Shrine due the virus.
He asked Christians against fear over challenges of life but rather pray for God`s Mercies. Fr. Kasenyangwe speaking …..
The Kasese Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Joseph Kirungi said his Parish with have only two main Masses today at the Kasese Cathedral in at 7.15am and Uganda Martyrs Nyakasanga Catholic Church at 10am respectively.
He asked Christians from local churches outside the town to have prayers at their churches with observation of SOPs against the spread of COVID-19. Fr. Kirungi speaking …….
Happy Martyrs day Celebration to all Christians. END