Christians in Kabindi Archdeaconry in Muhabura Diocese have rejected the transfer of their priest, Rev Emmanuel Mufitikiza.
Christians in Kabindi Archdeaconry in Muhabura Diocese have rejected the transfer of their priest, Rev Emmanuel Mufitikiza. Last week, Cranmner Mugisha, the Bishop of Mubahura Diocese chaired the Diocesan Council and announced changes in the church leadership. Amongst the changes, Bishop Mugisha transferred Rev Emmanuel Mufitikiza of Kabindi Archdeaconry to Nyakabingo.
He also demoted his predecessor, Rev. Phillip Muhire from the post of diocesan treasurer and deployed him to head Kabindi Archdeaconry. However, the bishop's decision has not gone well with Christians in Kabindi. On Monday, a group of Christians closed the house of the Archdeacon to protest the transfer of Rev Mufitikiza. They demanded that Bishop Mugisha rescinds the decision.
Police deployed at Kabindi Archdeaconry church to prevent the Christians from turning violent. Rev. Mufitikiza, who is also chairperson of Kisoro NGO board, claims that he has been treated unfairly.
But Bishop Mugisha insists the transfers are normal and sees no problem with his decision.
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Ely Maate, South South Western police spokesman says that they were asked to deploy at the church by Kisoro district security committee to calm down the situation.
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Matte explains that police has also re-opened the house of the archdeacon that was closed by the Christians.
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