His Eminence Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga has today passed on a directive to close some Orthodox parishes for a period of two weeks (14 days) starting tomorrow December 23, 2020.
This comes immediately after the abrupt Repose of the Dean of Central Region of the Metropolis Rev. Fr. Ssekyewa Emmanuel due to the COVID19 and some other clergy being diagnosed Positive of the Virus and undergoing medical supervision.
The parishes that have been listed for closure have been identified as centers that have been in direct contact with the clergy that are currently hospitalized due to the Virus and the deceased hence this move is triggered towards safeguarding the lives of the faithful. These centers include;
- St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral Namungoona
- St. Sophia Orthodox Parish, Kibuye, Saalama Road
- St. Catherine Orthodox Parish Vuumba, Luweero District.
His Eminence strongly urged all the Orthodox faithful and the entire nation to be so mindful of how they conduct their day to activities during this period of the pandemic and to follow all the medical guidelines enacted in place to combat the virus.
Communication office, UOC, Metropolis of Kampala