On 8th March this year, Father Kibuuka was given an administrative leave to pave way for canonical investigations into his conduct. He was transferred in Ggoli parish in Mpigi district as a penal remedy but he rejected the transfer and continued with his healing session.
He explains that they decided to suspend Father Kibuuka from the Catholic priestly Ministry after making several attempts to make him change his ways in vain. Kiziito says that despite giving Kibuuka opportunities to reform, he has not used them, adding that on Monday 11th July an occasion for dialogue and remedy was offered to him, but he never showed up and gave no explanation.
“Unfortunately this was not the case, and that is when his services became destructive to normal church practices and he later on decided to become disobedient to the church authorities by conducting prayers without the jurisdiction and pastoral harmony of the local parish ecclesiastical authorities” the letter read.
He says Father Kibuuka is barred from the celebration of sacraments, preaching the word of God and pastoral care of the faithful under the Catholic Church. Lwanga says now that Father Kibuuka has set up his own prayer center he is not in any way a representative of the Catholic Church and not part of the church.
Father Kibuuka has been at the center of controversies regarding healing sessions and prayers in the Lubaga Catholic church chaplaincy. According to the Catholic leadership, Kibuuka’s prayers attracted non-Catholics as he performed miracles and healed the sick. He was also accused of sexual immorality but case was thrown out by court.
On 8th March this year, Father Kibuuka was given an administrative leave to pave way for canonical investigations into his conduct. He was transferred in Ggoli parish in Mpigi district as a penal remedy but he rejected the transfer and continued with his healing sessions.
Recently, Father Kibuuka was appointed to Namugongo catholic shrine to coordinate the Golden Jubilee, the visit of the Pope Francis and preparations for the Uganda martyrs celebrations. He reportedly made unspecified diplomatic blunder at the Apostolic nunciature and was asked to step down from the office.
Kibuuka was consecrated in August 2008 and vowed Obedience to the ways of the Roman Catholic Church according to Lwanga. He says catholic priests that have made similar blunders have been suspended all over the world. Father Kibuuka has not yet commented on his suspension as he couldn’t be reached by the time of filing this story.
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