There was drama at Our Lady of Fatima in Jinja City after a woman who separated from her husband 30 years ago stormed the church service to block his plans of marrying another woman.
Ms Mary Baseka Norah, 58, stormed the Sunday morning service demanding the church leaders to halt the marriage banns and other wedding preparations for her husband, Mr Martin Tibalira with whom she has two children.
Flanked by her daughters, Ms Baseka interrupted the marriage banns saying she could not allow her husband to take on another woman, Ms Proscovia Nabirye as his wife because they are still legally married.
Her daughters faulted police officers for unfair treatment of their mother whom they said was seeking justice in a peaceful manner.
However, in a reported letter to the Bishop of the Diocese, Rev. Fr. Vincent Ndada, the Judicial Vicar of Jinja Diocese advises the church leaders to be guided by the canonical procedure which does not allow anyone to enter into another marriage before the nullity of the previous one.
In the same letter, Fr. Vincent said that the fact that Mr Martin Tibalira has in the meantime secured a civil annulment does not mean that the Church considers his marriage with Mary Baseka null and void because civil authorities have no jurisdiction over the sacramental of marriage.
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