By Jolly Gwari and Agencies

Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has said that religion is the cardinal spindle in human relations without which, even with stringent legal systems, society degenerates into chaos and confusion. He said religion is a unifying influence of human grouping and urged Ugandans to appreciate and learn from each other and promote harmonious society coherence and co-existence values he said will facilitate unity and collaboration at all levels.

Ssekandi who was speaking at celebrations marking 75 years of existence of Lwaggulwe Catholic Parish in Masaka district on Sunday said that respect for each other’s culture and beliefs will promote peace, harmony, and stability in the country. He further noted that God has talented humans differently and the human strength can only be realized when the different capacities are put together for the common good and urged Ugandans to appreciate each other’s strength than concentrating on the weaknesses only.

Ssekandi, who contributed two million shillings towards parish development, lauded the church as an important partner in development and conduit for mindset change towards critical thinking and congratulated the Bishop of Masaka and believers of Lwaggulwe Catholic Parish for the 75 years of existence since its establishment in 1942. Masaka Diocese Bishop Severus Jjumba who led the mass commended the early believers and the Priests for their strong faith saying establishing Lwaggulwe Catholic Parish was particularly challenging especially as the area was known for worship by locals of the huge trees that existed a practice he said has not completely stopped to date. He paid tribute to the people of the area for their faith and zeal upon which the parish was founded and appreciated support and unity of the faithful in the parish and Government for the transformation in the parish.

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