This is the first I’ve heard of something this extreme:
Police in Mpigi District on Sunday arrested Fr Deogratius Kiibi Kateregga, the parish priest of St Joseph’s Catholic Parish in Mpigi Town Council for allegedly defying President Museveni’s directive against holding religious gatherings, in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Mr Herbert Nuwagaba, the Mpigi District Police Commander, said that Fr Kateregga was reportedly found celebrating mass at Joseph’s Catholic Parish Church on Sunday morning.
“He was found preaching in the church in contravention of the presidential directives ,” Mr Nuwagaba said.
According to Capt. Godfrey Matovu, the Mpigi District Internal Security Officer, Fr Kateregga was arrested with seven Christians. They are detained at Mpigi Police Station.
“We want him to tell us why he is doing this,” Captain Matovu said.
On March 18, the country’s president ordered a 32-day lockdown, suspending public gatherings in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus. The country has confirmed more than 30 cases of the virus so far.