Archbishop Ntagali tells clerics to go slow on politics

Sunday September 2 2018

Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Stanley

Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali. FILE PHOTO  

By Scovia Atuhaire

The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda His Grace Stanley Ntagali has urged religious leaders to stop meddling in political situations in the country but rather stick to their call of preaching the word of God.

Religious leaders should not involve themselves in political issues because it is not among their calling, Ntagali said.

He was speaking during the Ruwenzori diocesan East African revival and convention and celebration of 81 years of salvation at St. John’s cathedral in Fort Portal town on Friday.

“As religious leaders, our role is to preach the gospel of peace and salvation not criticizing political issues in the country. We need to pray for our political leaders and peace in the country. Political leaders will bring themselves to churches for salvation,” he said.

On the same note His Grace Ntagali declared September 9th as a Sunday to pray for peace in the country.

He called upon the people of Uganda especially leaders of the church of Uganda to pray for politicians, peace and everything happening  in the country.

He added that Uganda is one of the most corrupt countries in the whole world, warning that corruption begins from families and therefore people should work hard to end it starting from the family level.

He said that when a man goes to the bar and spends all the money, that is corruption.

"Some people think corruption is just misusing government money. No, there is a lot of corruption in our families which needs to be addressed,” he said.