By Julius Mugaga Tukacungurwa/Umoja Standard.
Mityana, Uganda: Taking to his twitter account, Uganda’s veteran opposition politician (Rtd) Col. Dr. Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye stated that ‘It was an honour to celebrate the Orthodox Church Christmas (7th Jan) with Christians of Genuine Orthodox Church of America at Kawanga hill, Buwalula, Mityana District’.
“Their new Cathedral & school were officially opened. H.E. Archibishop Nektarios of Uganda led the celebrations”. Dr. Besigye added.
More than 200 million Christians around the world are associated with Orthodox Churches.
Most of them celebrate Christmas on 7 January as they follow the Julian calendar, unlike those Christian denominations which follow the Gregorian calendar.