Bishop distances self from sectarian document

Rukungiri- North Kigezi Diocese bishop Patrick Tugume has distanced himself and other church leaders from a document that is being circulated in Rukungiri District propagating sectarian messages.

The August 2, document titled ‘orukiiko rwo’kwehereera no’kucuma enaama ye’kanisa’ loosely translated as ‘the clandestine meeting and to plot the church secret’ is being circulated in Rukungiri by some unidentified people.

The document that Daily Monitor has seen purpotedly quotes big politicians in the district and Anglican Church leaders, urging their flock not to vote for politicians from the Catholic Church.

The document names several Anglican leaders and is “signed” by bishop Tugume and the Rev John Muhumuza, said to be diocesan secretary.

Speaking to Daily Monitor at North Kigezi Diocese offices on Tuesday, the bishop said whoever authored the letter wants to divide God’s people.

“I grew up in a family with most of relatives paternal and maternal Catholics, they raised me, how can I turn against their love and segregate against them,” he said.

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SOURCE: DAILY MONITOR