Bishops question judges over the destruction of church

Uganda: Bishops question judges over the destruction of church

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 02:35 pm

At least 37 representatives from the House of bishops from the Province of the Church of Uganda the day prior to this gathered in Ndeeba close to Kampala to condole with Christians of St Peter’s Church, whose residence of worship used to be demolished on Sunday.

The prelates also attacked the Judiciary for giving the household the green mild to destroy their church.

Led by using their dean and Rwenzori South bishop Jackson Nderebende, who study a joint statement, the bishops stated the Judiciary in Uganda ought to exercising its duty with warning and moral aspects. “Don’t definitely appear at the documented law, appear at the ethical factor in destroying the constructing of God.

An attack on one church is an attack to the complete Anglican Church, the whole Christian fraternity,” Bishop Nderebende said.

He stated courts in Uganda ought to have a Christian and a Muslim at the helm and “those people are fruits of the spiritual foundation.”

“How can you sit down on your chair and advise the demolition of the church of God? We comprehend there is room for dialogue, discussion.

In my view, that’s what a proper judge have to endorse so that an issue like this one is resolved amicably,” he said.

Destroying a church, he said, is a direct assault on the souls and judgment of right and wrong of the people, and has consequences on the unity of the country.

“We pray that a barbaric selection like this one will by no means be made again, whether or not in the courts of Law, LCs or in a family court,” the bishop said.

He stated the selection to spoil down the church is shameful for the country and has created a black spot in the history of Uganda.

However, the August 21, 2019 courtroom filings exhibit consent judgement as they had been signed by three law corporations of Nangwala, Rezida & Company Advocates on behalf of the children, Ambrose Tebyasa for those whose names had been entered into the title and Nyanzi, Kiboneka & Company Advocates on behalf of the church.

It also accrued from a judgement in a suit where the children of Evelyn Nacwa namely; Dan Ssemwanga, John Kajoba, Edward Balunga and Steven Nakibinge had sued the five parties; including Lucy Nsubuga, the wife of former Namirembe Diocesan Bishop Dunstan Nsubuga for ceasing their land and giving it to the Church.

However, court ruled that former Bishop Nsubuga and two others, were entered into the title that was held by the Church fraudulently and hence ordered that the title be cancelled; and the land vested in the estate of Nacwa and that the land title be cancelled.