Catholics in Uganda want the Papal Nuncio to prevail over Ugandan Catholic leaders who continue to give Speaker Anita Annet Among Holy Communion yet she doesn’t qualify.
Twelve petitioners say Anita Among is a third wife to a Muslim man, Moses Magogo,the Member of Parliament for Budiope East in Buyende district, Busoga sub-region.
The petitioners also reason that Anita Among’s name often surfaced in scandalous situations including alleged corruption, human rights abuse and land fights.
There is a need for a reconciliation of how a catholic being a third wife of a Muslim man can continue purporting to be fully prepared for catholic communion,” the petitioners said.
The petitioners also want church leaders to reject cash donations from the Speaker.
The petition dated February 9 was sent through Uganda’s leading Catholic leaders including Bishop Anthony Zziwa, the Chairperson Catholic Episcopal Conference, the Archbishop of Kampala Paul Semwogerere and Soroti Catholic Diocese Rt Rev Bishop Joseph Eciru.
“Catholics are universally taught through the catechism about the holy sacraments taken upon fulfilling certain conditions. Speaker Among has been shown on TV and on social media partaking during holy mass,”
Catholics across the country have been left shocked on seeing Annet Among receiving Holy Communion.
“There is fear that because Anita Among walks about with huge amounts of cash, perhaps she could be buying her way to the holy altar of Communion,” the petition reads.
The Petitioners asked the Holy See to investigate all Bishops and Priests who have offered Holy Communion to Anita Among in order to establish whether this has been an act of ignorance or one induced by bribery.
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