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Catholic Church issues Guidelines for pilgrims ahead of Martyrs day celebrations

By Melanie Aanyu,

The Catholic Church has issued guidelines to all pilgrims travelling to Namugongo for the Martyrs Day celebrations due on June 3.
The chief organizer’s, Fort Portal Diocese, which was selected by the Uganda Episcopal Conference to lead the celebrations, issued the guidelines.

Fr Charles Oyo, the chairperson of Fort Portal Diocese’s steering committee, yesterday said that the guidelines will ensure better organisation and management of emergencies.

However, those above 16 must be in good health, and should carry some personal effects, including sanitary utilities, soap, toothpaste, and money for food, water and other emergency needs.
Pilgrims will take care of themselves before, during, and after the pilgrimage.

They must also have registered with their respective dioceses to know the number travelling, and carry a form of identification.

The pilgrims are also urged to be cautious of Covid-19 despite the country not having patients admitted in any hospitals [as per an April 18 communication from the Health ministry] and registering a negligible positivity rate.