February 16, 2015

In Pictures: 38th Anniversary of St. Janani Luwum Memorial

Born in Kitgum district in 1924, Archbishop Janani Luwum was murdered on February 16, 1977 by then President Idi Amin Dada, during what is historically referred to as ‘The Dark History of Uganda.’  This followed a period of great tension, agitation and ugly showdown with Amin and his regime from the world at large.

The Grave of St. Janani Luwum at Wii Gweng in Mucwini Primary School
The Grave of St. Janani Luwum at Wii Gweng in Mucwini Primary School

Today, Uganda is celebrating his legacy of reconciliation at a memorial which has brought together persons from different walks of life.

St Janani Luwum Church in Wii Gweng
St Janani Luwum Church in Wii Gweng

President Yoweri Museveni and The Archbishop of York, His Grace Dr John Sentamu are joining thousands of pilgrims for the historical event.

President Museveni Pays Tribute to St Janani Luwum
President Museveni Pays Tribute to St Janani Luwum
His Highness David Onen Achana II the Acholi Paramount Chief During the Memorial
His Highness David Onen Achana II the Acholi Paramount Chief During the Memorial
State Ministers Okello Oryem and Hillary Onek joins Deputy Speaker of Parliament Infront of St Janani Luwu Church in Wii Gweng
State Ministers Okello Oryem and Hillary Onek joins Deputy Speaker of Parliament Infront of St Janani Luwu Church in Wii Gweng
Ecumenical Choir during the St. Janani Luwum Memorial Prayers
Ecumenical Choir during the St. Janani Luwum Memorial Prayers
Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu after blessing the Congregation
Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu after blessing the Congregation
Members of Parliament During the Memorial Service of St Janani Luwum
Members of Parliament During the Memorial Service of St Janani Luwum
Mary Luwum, the widow of st Janani Luwum recounting how she met Janani Luwum
Mary Luwum, the widow of st Janani Luwum recounting how she met Janani Luwum

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