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Archbishop Lwanga, M7 Hold Talks Over Church-Spy Allegations

Kampala Archbishop, Cyprian Lwanga Kizito has held talks with Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni in an effort to ease tensions between the two leaders.

This development was revealed by Don Wanyama, the President’s spokesperson on Monday evening.

“President Yoweri Museveni and the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, have today spoken over the phone and agreed on a way forward,” according to the statement issued by Don.

Museveni’s talks with Lwanga follow public accusations by the prelate on Good Friday, accusing the government of planting spies in the church. The Archbishop added that the spies were feeding the president with fake intelligence to the effect that church leaders want to overthrow the government. He dismissed the reports.

Lwanga repeated the accusations while delivering his Easter Homily at Rubaga Cathedral in the capital, Kampala. He claimed government had recruited priests, catechists to spy on religious leaders.

The statement adds, “The discussion followed the archbishop’s remarks on Good Friday to a congregation at Old Kampala Playgrounds and at Rubaga Cathedral that an anonymous caller had said he was masterminding a plot to overthrow the government. The matters will be discussed and resolved in due course.”

Lwanga has been critical of the government.

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