Last Sunday, the Canada based Evangelical Orthodox Church (EOC) Bishop Jerold Glilege happointed Fr Jacinto Kibuuka as the new bishop for the Mamre International Prayer Centre.
Among those in attendance was fr Musaala and other priests who deserted Catholic Church.
Kibuuka becomes the second person in Uganda to be appointed Bishop, the first being Tom Kiiza Sibayirwa from Fort portal who has been serving alone.
This was during the official prayers held at Namugongo international prayer centre led on Sunday.
During the prayer session, Bishop Glilege said their followers have grown in Uganda and that’s the reason why Fr. Kibuuka has been appointed a second new bishop in Uganda.
“Our religion started in 2006 and it has been growing since Fr Kibuuka joined. So because of the numbers of our Christians in Uganda and Mamre international centre I feel privileged to announce to you the new second appointed bishop in Kibuuka and very soon we shall let you know the consecration date,” said Bishop Glilege.
In his message, Bishop Glilege said their religion is peaceful and urged the followers to maintain the same.
“We have been in Uganda for more than 10 years and we have never fought anyone. So I ask you people of God to be patient and peaceful just like Jesus was because we all remember he suffered a lot but at the end, he was a winner. So please love one another and don’t fight anyone because we’re all equal in God’s presence, he said.
Bishop Glilege is in Uganda for a pastoral visit, after he will head to Nairobi on the February 16 before going back to Canada.
In his speech, Fr Kibuuka said that he was happy with the appointment and he is going to work hard and change the image of the Centre as well as God’s people.
He thanked all those whom he said stood by him in the time of difficulties when the world was a shaming him. He specifically thanked the president of Uganda, Kaguta Museveni for being a father head to him in the times of difficulty.
The Catholic Bishops in Uganda have warned faithful to shun all events organized by the self-excommunicated priests and to guard against being misled in faith and practice by the said priests who are not in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
Fr. Jacinto was suspended in July last year from exercising his priestly ministry by his Ordinary, Most Rev. Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, due to disobedience. Fr Jacinto reacted by declaring his departure from the Roman Catholic Church, an action that resulted into his automatic self-excommunication from the Church.