Religious Leaders Preach Peace, Tolerance on Good Friday

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Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese called for tolerance, social justice and peace.

Christian prelates under the Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC) have called for the peaceful co-existence of Ugandans despite their political and religious differences.
In his sermon to celebrate Good Friday at Nakivubo stadium this morning, the Archbishop Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali, noted that the 2016 general elections left Ugandans divided.
He said many homes and families have been broken, while other people don't see eye to eye due to their political differences, something he says must be reflected upon during the Easter season.
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 Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese called for tolerance, social justice and peace.
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The religious leader's appeal come in the wake of tribal and political clashes in Kasese and Bundibugyo districts, that have left over 30 people dead and scores of others injured and displaced.
However, some political leaders expressed disappointment, saying the clerics had not come out strongly to condemn the continued incarceration of Dr. Kizza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party presidential candidate. Joseph Ssewungu, the Kalungu West Member of parliament, wondered why the Bishops had omitted such an important matter.


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But Buyaga MP, Barnabas Tinkasiimire said the clerics' message of peace, co-existence and tolerance was clear that the church is interested in the political affairs of the country.
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Before the mass, clerics from the Catholic, Anglican and Ordothox faith led Christians in the Way of the Cross to commemorate Jesus Christ's last day on Earth before he was crucified.


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Olive Eyotaru
Olive Eyotaru is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Eyotaru has been a URN staff member since February 2015.

Eyotaru started practising journalism while still studying at Uganda Christian University. She was a reporter with Ultimate Media Consult Ltd between 2005 and 2007.

In 2009, Eyotaru joined Monitor Publications Limited, under KFM Radio as a parliamentary and business reporter. Consequently, Eyotaru started writing for the Daily Monitor newspaper until January 2015, when she moved to URN.

She is interested in reporting about politics, health, human rights, business and sports.