Over 500 Christian believers embark on a walking journey to Namugongo this evening


Over 500 Catholic believers are set to embark on their foot pilgrimage to Namugongo Martyrs shrine, in Wakiso.

The believers who are this evening still gathered at Our Lady of Assumption Cathedral in Kasese town will set off at exactly 9pm shortly after Holy Mass.

Zamali Bwambale, 65 year-old from Muhokya Town Council in Kasese Catholic Parish says it will be his third time to embark on the Namugongo journey.

Bwambale says his previous two journeys enhanced his relationship with God.

Mr Pascal Kisembo from Nyakahya Parish who will be journeying for the tenth time says much as the walk is very challenging, he always soldiers on until the last moment for the sake of his faith in God.

Emmanuelle Katembo Munonera from Kasindi-Lhubiriha Catholic Parish in the DRC who started his journey on Saturday and arrived at 3pm in Kasese town says his prayer request is for peace to reign within his community.

Meanwhile, a group of Congolese nationals from Beni-Butembo Diocese in the Democratic Republic, who started their journey on May 16th, also arrived in Kasese town today afternoon.

They say they are journeying to seek the intervention of God to put an end to corruption, maladministration, land conflicts and war which have ravaged their Country for a long period of time.

A total of 54 Congolese nationals are among the 500 catholic believers to be flagged off this evening. ENDS.

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