By Max Patrico Ocaido
Fr. Jacinto Kibuuka, the former Roman Catholic Church Priest is set to be consecrated as Bishop of the Evangelical Orthodox Church on November 12 this year.
The charismatic catholic priest whose claim to fame is traced way back from his miraculous activities at St Sion Prayer Centre, Bukalango, was last year suspended from the Catholic Church by Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, Archbishop of Kampala over what he called disobedient.
This suspension prompted Kibuuka to denounce the Catholic Church and opted to start Mamre Prayer Centre located in Janda-Namugongo.
According to National leader of the Evangelical Orthodox Church Uganda, Rev Dr Thomas Kiiza Sibayirwa, Fr. Kibuuka will be the first Bishop in the East and Central Apostolic Church once ordained in November in a ceremony that will be attended by several Bishops across the world.
“We are expecting several Bishops from outside countries to come and witness the consecration. They will arrive by November 4 where they will visit tourism sites in Uganda ahead of the ceremony. I urge Ugandans to join us on November 12 to celebrate the day,” Sibayirwa said during a charity walk that was organized by Mamre Prayer Centre on Sunday.
According to Fr. Kibuuka, the charity walk that started from Kyaliwajjala to Namungongo collected over Shs20m and the proceeds will be taken to the vulnerable women and children in Naguru and Kira hospitals.
“We had collected about Shs20m, but it is going to increase considering that several people joined the walk and each person paid Shs10,000 to participate. So, we are still counting the money,” Kibuuka said during a press conference that was held soon after the walk.
Meanwhile, the priests urged Ugandans to love one another and always pray for the country during turbulent times.
“We are not silent on this age limit motion, instead we are praying for our leaders so that God gives them wisdom to do what is right,” Fr. Vincent Byansi said.
Fr. Kibuuka also urged government to protect its citizens and their property as enshrined in the Constitution.
“Our women are being killed in gruesome murders and we are not sure whose sister or mother is going to be killed next. Let us love one another. And above all I know President Museveni has intelligence to hunt down these culprits, let’s pray for his government to track these wrong people and bring them to book,” Kibuuka said.