KAMPALA – Kampala Catholic Archbishop Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has said no human being has authority to take the life of another.
According to Archbishop Lwanga, Jesus was crucified because of mankind and the act of killing a person is evil in the eyes of the creator.
“God wants Peace from us, not wars. Domestic violence has increased in families during this Covid-19 period” he added.
He was speaking at Rubaga Cathedral on Monday during the requiem mass of Rev. Father Joseph Lumanyika Nsubuga, the parish priest of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Wakiso who died last week.
The cleric to last week’s shooting dead of over 40 people during nationwide protests following the arrest of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine.
Last week, Security Minister General Elly Tumwine said that security personnel have a right to kill.
But Archbishop Lwanga said that among the 10 commandments that God gave to Moses included that of not killing adding that life is sacred and should be protected by everyone in authority.
Lwanga said that whenever someone attempts to terminate a life, he or she should reflect on what they will tell God after the act. He said that Ugandans should strive towards working for peace in the country.
Archbishop eulogized the deceased as a calm and hardworking priest.