The Archbishop of Kampala Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has challenged Priests and the religious to be instruments of hope, love and Mercy in their daily work as Disciples of Christ.
In his message to mark the Divine Mercy Sunday at Munyonyo read for him by the Vicar General Msgr. Charles Kasibante Dr. Lwanga said many people are wounded and their pastors are the ones to assist them in what he called a process of love through extending God’s Mercy to them.
He said Divine Mercy is not a feast, individual prayers but works of charity and mercy hailing the divine mercy group led by Fr. Achilles Mayanja of Our Lady of Mount Camel Parish Kansanga for their material and psychological support they extended to the elderly, since and most vulnerable. He called for such acts extend to other parishes and schools for the young ones to grow with a merciful heart.
He encouraged the group to help church members learn the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church guide those who have diverted and also help in translating Sister Faustina’s chaplet into local languages to avoid misinterpretation.
Dr. Lwanga said Uganda must attend the Divine Mercy forthcoming Divine Mercy congress to be held in Bukinafaso this year.
Christine GguwatuddeKintu the Permanent Secretary in the Prime Ministers’ Office who was a special guest hailed the contribution of the Nuncio to the development of Munyonyo Martyrs Shrine calling for concerted effort to build also a magnificent Divine Mercy adoration chapel to help people meet God and change their morals and attitude.
Fr. Achilles Mayanja Chaplain Divine Mercy he noted the need for the world to be healed from evil especially in Uganda where sin is glorified this is depicted in corruption, murders, child sacrifices and devil worship.
He said as a team they have trained a team of divine mercy members who are traversing parishes to teach about Divine Mercy on top of organising retreats at Munyonyo Martyrs Shrine.