Fr. Musaala plans comeback

Fr Musaala questioned the lifestyles of some Catholic priests. PHOTOs BY R. Vassie

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Fr. Musaala says he intends to travel to the UK and the US in the summer to possibly do some work and make appeals.

Fr. Anthony Musaala has in a privately circulating letter appealed to his supporters to help have his suspension lifted by Kampala Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, by bombarding the prelate with petitions.

In the April 4 letter, the embattled priest also asks friends and the public to send similar petitions to Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, the head of the Congregation for the Clergy at Vatican, whom he says is handling the matter of his “unjust suspension”.

Fr. Musaala, who was suspended last month from his priestly duties for authoring a letter in which he exposed prevalence of sexual adventure by his colleagues in violation of celibacy oath, yesterday declined to comment on his latest missive in which he also appeals for funds.

“Mobilise friends into a support group which can pray and possibly raise some money to keep me afloat. It seems I will need in the range of 300 Euros (about Shs1m) a month, not just to keep body and soul together, but to keep my pastoral groups ticking over. Anything you can send, however small will be a blessing,” Fr. Musaala said.

“Pray also for all priests and my Archbishop. Send an email to Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga, petitioning him to lift the unjust suspension he has imposed on me,” he says, in a letter, in which he provides the full address of the Archbishop.
He said in his latest missive that he now lives in his house in Gayaza.
“I pray, read, write and compose songs, which keeps me in peace. Occasionally, anger, bitterness and confusion swell up like a hooded cobra,” he emotively writes.

“Doubtless I have also caused trouble and confusion. Please forgive me if through selfishness, stubbornness or insensitivity I have hurt you. I am truly sorry.”

Fr. Musaala says he intends to travel to the UK and the US in the summer to possibly do some work and make appeals. “If anyone can contribute towards an air ticket, I would be most grateful,” he appeals, providing his mobile phone number on which supporters and well-wishers can send money.


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