KAMPALA – Freshly re-admitted into the Catholic Church, charismatic priest Fr. Anthony Musaala has asked the public to lend him a prayer.
In his first public message ever since he was welcomed back home by Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala on Thursday, Fr. Musaala who said he was still due to be assigned pending a retreat indicated in a Facebook post on Good Friday that he looked forward to being reconciled with everybody and having peace with God.
” … since I am required to go for a retreat before I can resume saying mass again. Please continue to pray for us during this time,” he wrote.
Archbishop Lwanga welcomed Fr. Musaala together with Dr. Fr. Deogratius Ssonko during the Thursday Chrism Mass at Lubaga Cathedral — the former having been suspended in March 2013 after he authored a document critical of colleagues on the sanctity of the vows of celibacy. On the other hand, Fr. Ssonko had strayed and joined Fr. Jacinto Kibuuka’s Mamre Prayer Centre that seeks to breakaway from the Catholic Church.
Fr. Musaala’s full statement:
Father Deogratius Ssonko and I have been formally (and very warmly) received once again into the Roman Catholic Church by Archbishop Dr Cyprian Lwanga, of Kampala Archdiocese into the Roman Catholic church, during the chrism mass, at Lubaga Cathedral in Kampala yesterday.
We simply wish to be reconciled with everyone, and to find peace with God, with our selves and with all, knowing that the future is better than the past and that God can make our crooked lines straight.
I have not been assigned, since I am required to go for a retreat before I can resume saying mass again. Please continue to pray for us during this time.
Tremendous thanks for all your love, support and prayers during five challenging years of being away from ministry.
I’m sorry my phone has been off because someone took it. Since I cannot replace my line at the moment i am using 0778046557 for the time being. God bless you and happy easter.
Fr Anthony Musaala.