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Janani Luwum Pilgrims Enter Kitgum


Christians who embarked on a journey tracing the final footsteps of former Archbishop of the Church of Uganda St Janani Luwum have arrived in Kitgum.

The pilgrims drawn from various faith traditions arrived on Wednesday afternoon, accomplishing about 450 Kilometres of the 510 kilometres journey to the final resting place for Luwum at Wigweng in Mucwini Sub County.

Archbishop Luwum was murdered on February 16th 1977 at Nakasero by former Uganda president Idi Amin.

He was buried at his ancestral village in Mucwini Sub County.

The pilgrims who have been moving since January 29th from Namirembe in Kampala were received by the Kitgum Diocese Bishop Rev Wilson Kitara accompanied by political leaders and Christians.

The pilgrims expressed joy for taking part in the walk to trace the step by step last foot-marks of archbishop Luwum.

The pilgrims will on Thursday rest at St Janani luwum Kitgum town parish before embarking on another 47 kilometres to Madi-Opei town council were Luwum’s body was first taken by Amin’s soldiers and later to Wigweng in Mucwini.

Luwum was head of the Anglican ecclesiastical province, then comprising of four countries (Burundi, Eastern Congo, Rwanda and Uganda).

The 43rd commemoration anniversary for St. Janani Luwum is scheduled for Sunday at Wigweng in Mucwini Sub County

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