Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the Archbishop of Kampala on Tuesday evening cleansed the parliamentary catholic chapel a month after security forces were deployed inside the house of prayer.
Dr. Lwanga was the main celebrant at the mass at the Catholic Chapel which was attended by several Members of Parliament including Leader of Opposition Winnie Kiiza and State Minister for Youth and Children Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi.
The Catholic and Anglican Chaplaincies are located in the basement of Parliament building and can be accessed through a new entrance to the East wing adjacent to the National Theatre.
Singing heartily, the Archbishop helped by the Chaplain of the Catholic Chapel, Reverend Father Phillip Balikuddembe, sprinkled holy water within the chapel and corridors around it which were fully packed by MPs, Staff of Parliament, and journalists covering the consecration ceremony.
In his homily following readings taken by Kasese Municipality MP Robert Centenary and Minister Nakiwala Kiyingi, Archbishop Lwanga urged MPs to always carry out their deliberations using reason and wisdom rather than exchanging blows. He urged MPs to always exercise self-control even when they are provoked and focus on matters of development.
Basing his homily on a theme, ‘Reconciliation with God and Fellow Human Beings’, Dr. Lwanga forgave whoever abused the chapter and appealed to them not to ever do it again.