Religious leaders have asked Ugandans to repent and work for the good of humanity as Christians joined the rest of the world to commemorate Ash Wednesday, which marks the start of the holy Lenten period leading to Easter.
Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali who led the Ash Wednesday service at the Anglican chapel at Parliament urged politicians to be known by their fruits as they will be held accountable for their actions someday.
“As the 10th Parliament, we need justice and kindness. Be mindful of People, the youth, children, women and youth as you legislate. Support the Church and the Church will support you,” he said.
He added:” When you hear the Church making some statements, how do you know that those are not prophetic statements. God speaks through his people and the Church will continue to speak.”
He further noted that Uganda is going to be a desert and therefore “we need to tell our people to plant trees. We need to be friends with the environment so that we get more rain and food.
In Rubaga Cathedral, Archbishop of Kampala Cyprian Kizito Lwanga urged Catholics to renew their faith and love one another