The Catholic church has revealed that prior to his death, Prof. Mukiibi sought the holy sacrament of penance and was hence cleared of his sins and what remain is for God and not earthly people’s judgement.
53 Children so far have been presented as being Prof.Mukiibi’s children and reports indicate that many Pregnant women are still flocking the home of the late Education Icon claiming to be carrying his babies.
“Stop judging Prof Lawrence Mukiibi over fathering kids outside wedlock or calling the Catholic church hypocritical for according him a funeral service contrary to the church’s practice”, Msgr John-Waynad Katende is said to have told the Observer news paper published Monday 5th of June 2017.
Msgr John-Wynand Katende, who led Mukiibi’s last funeral service, told the press on Saturday that during his last days, the late educationist sought a priest, repented his sins and was given the sacrament of anointing of the sick. Before someone receives this sacrament, they first get that of penance and Holy Communion.
“What we are doing now is a post-mortem, but what Prof Mukiibi actually needs most are our prayers,” Msgr Katende said.
Ahead of his burial on Friday, Mukiibi’s family paraded at least two dozen children, some barely one year old, who he fathered. Mukiibi, the former director of St Lawrence schools, had no official wife and the church is known for abstaining from conducting funeral services for people known to have had children out of wedlock.
But Msgr Katende says if someone repents their sins, ‘we should leave judgment only to God.’
He cited Psalm 51, which partly reads: “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion, blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin…you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.”
Katende says everyone’s role is to pray for Mukiibi to reach heaven.