Pilgrims told to avoid beer, Pork at Namugongo

Pilgrims have been told to avoid drinking beer and feasting on pork, on 3rd June , and focus  on the purpose of the day.

Speaking to journalists at the Uganda Catholic Secretariat Nsambya, Bishop K. Muhiirwa of Fortportal catholic diocese also urged the  pilgrims to maintain SOPs because COVID-19 is not yet over.

Bishop Muhiirwa also requested all believers in the Catholic faith to continue receiting the prayer until 2nd of June and advocated too for limited use of polythene bags at the Martyrdom grounds in order to keep sanitation because Pope  Francis’ pastoral letter to Laudato Si appealed the need to respect the environment and keep it clean.

“Security has been well assured to pilgrims by the Uganda police force and the office of the president with help of the ushers throughout the whole celebration process, “Father Charles Oyo Diocese Pastoral Coordinator Fort Portal Diocese and  Chairperson Steering Committee for the Marty’s Celebrations said.

He However added, attention should be paid to any arising scene and keep vigilant because terrorist may also use the opportunity to harm the pilgrims.

Father Oyo also appreciated the government of Uganda for the continued support towards the event and requested for more funds and support inform of donations such as drugs to treat the pilgrims and money from all well wishers because the initial estimated budget to cater for Celebrations was out weighed and currently there is no enough money.

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