The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Reverend Dr. Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu, announced the conclusion of his search for couples meeting the criteria of entering marriage as virgins.
Expressing regret over the absence of qualifying pairs, the Archbishop confirmed that the quest to find recipients for the special gifts, earmarked for such couples, has officially ended. He made the remarks during a tour Vision Group.
In a heartfelt address to the congregation in Kampala, Dr. Kaziimba Mugalu acknowledged the challenges and the reality of contemporary societal norms, recognizing the difficulty in aligning with traditional expectations regarding premarital chastity. Despite the initial fervor in encouraging and honoring couples adhering to these values, the Archbishop conceded that no eligible couples had come forward to claim the gifts.
With a tone of understanding and acknowledgment of the evolving landscape of relationships, the Archbishop expressed his gratitude to those who had shown interest and attempted to meet the stringent criteria. He emphasized the Church’s ongoing commitment to supporting couples in their journey towards marriage, regardless of the challenges encountered.
The decision to conclude the search for virgin couples signifies a shift in approach within the Church, reflecting a pragmatic understanding of the complexities surrounding premarital relationships in today’s society. Dr. Kaziimba Mugalu affirmed the Church’s unwavering dedication to guiding and nurturing couples through their marital journeys while navigating the intricacies of modern values and traditional beliefs.
As the quest for couples meeting the specific criteria draws to a close, the prepared gifts remain unclaimed, serving as a poignant reminder of the changing dynamics and challenges within the realm of marriage and values in the contemporary world.