By Stanley Ntagali
January 22, 2017
Editor's Note: Pictured to the left is a bust of Archbishop Luwum, one of six martyrs on display in Beeson's Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel.
Fellow Ugandans and all people of God, on 16th February 1977, the Most Rev. Janani Luwum, Archbishop of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Boga Zaire was murdered and martyred by then Idi Amini, the President of Uganda. This year, on 16th February 2017 we are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of his martyrdom at Mucwini in Kitgum District where the body of Late Janan Luwum was hurriedly buried by the Amin’s soldiers.
The Church of Uganda appreciates His Excellence Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President and the government of the Republic of Uganda, for declaring and gazetting 16th February as a Public Holiday to enable Ugandans and the whole world to make a pilgrimage to Mucwini for celebrations. We also appreciate the Pledge made by the President to improve the infrastructure at the burial site of Janan Luwum at Mucwini. This is going to bring about the spiritual, socio-economic growth and transformation in the Acholi sub-region. Read the rest at Anglican Ink.