Archbishop Sets up Tribunal to Investigate Claims by Father Musaala

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In his letter, Fr Musaala claimed that several Catholics priests in and outside the country are living a life of hypocrisy because they have secretly fathered children.

Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the Kampala Archbishop has appointed a tribunal to investigate claims by Father Anthony Musaala that some priests are involved in sexual immorality in breach of their celibacy vows. Two weeks ago, Fr Musaala stirred trouble when he penned a letter to the Archibishop asking the Catholic Church to consider having frank discussions on the issues of celibacy. In his letter, Fr Musaala claimed that several Catholics priests are living a life of hypocrisy because they have secretly fathered children. 

As a result, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the Kampala Archbishop suspended Fr Musaala pending investigations into his claims. In his letter, Dr Lwanga said that the allegations by Fr Musaala had cast doubt on all priests in the Catholic Church.  Delivering his Easter message this afternoon, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga said that he had appointed a tribunal to investigate the allegations made by the celebrity priest.
 
He said the tribunal has been given specific guidelines and mandated to accord Fr Musaala a fair hearing. The Archibishop however, warned Christians against carrying the sins of a few individuals and blame them on the entire Catholic Church. He also apologized to everyone who could have been a victim of the sexual abuse by the priests. Dr Lwanga however, declined to give the details of the members of the tribunal saying that there is a forum at everylevel in the church to handle such matters.

 

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