Kampala Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has asked leaders and all believers to always embrace peace and reconciliation in their day today lives.
“The biggest thing to remember from the resurrection of Jesus Christ should be peace and reconciliation. We have so many challenges in our society but we should preach peace and reconciliation,” Archbishop Lwanga said during the Easter mass at Rubaga cathedral on Sunday.
Speaking about the Sunday morning attacks at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka in which over 150 died, Lwanga condemned the attacks before calling for reconciliation between any warring parties all over the world.
“Leaders at all positions should call for peace everywhere. We should emulate the life of Jesus Christ in which he called for reconciliation after his resurrection.
The man of God said dialogue is another way of ending hostilities among the various societies all over the world.
He cited the dialogue process that is soon taking place in Uganda that he said will help promote peace in the country.
“We thank government for the idea of national dialogue that we think will lead to peace and reconciliation in the country.”
President Museveni last year approved the national dialogue before instituting a 25 man committee to steer the process.
Early this week, the Deputy Attorney General, Mwesigwa Rukutana was appointed to head the government team for the national dialogue.
Th national Dialogue was created provide a platform for Ugandans, in diversity, to agree on a shared transformative and development agenda that accelerates the consolidation of peace and justice, sustainable development and shared prosperity.
Speaking during the prayers at Rubaga on Sunday, the State Minister for Higher education, John Chrysostom Muyingo urged leaders at all levels to preach tolerance and reconciliation among the people they lead.
“Everyone should preach the gospel of peace and love throughout, “Muyingo said.
The new Apostolic Nuncio in Uganda, the Most Rev.Luigi Bianco who held his first mass said the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most important event in the life of any believer.
“Even if Jesus had done all he didn’t but remained in the grave, our belief would be in vain. We should live to emulate the life of Jesus Christ,”Bianco said.
The service at Rubaga was also attended by Buganda Prince, David Wasajja, former Buganda premier, Joseph Mulwanyamuli Ssemwogere and other dignitaries.