Suspended Ugandan Catholic Priest Reverend Father Anthony Musala has vowed to appeal his suspension from the Catholic Church.
On Tuesday, Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga Kizito suspended Musala over a letter he authored exposing sexual immorality in the Catholic Church. Archbishop Lwanga, while suspending Musala said he had destroyed the good morals of the Church.
However, while speaking to the media, Father Musala vowed to take his case to the Pope’s representative.
“I will go and see the Pope’s ambassador. I have written my statement, and I have said; you know First of all, you are suspending me for putting something on the internet, which I didn’t do.” Father Musala said.
In the letter that has since gone viral on the web, Fr. Musala claims he had his first sexual encounter with a priest at the age of 16, adding that some priests within the Church have continuously molested women without any punitive measure against them.
He also suggested that the Church should allow priests to get married, saying it was one of the reasons that got him into trouble.
“I asked, in my letter, why priests were not given the option of marriage. This is another reason why I was suspended. The truth of the matter is there are married priests in England who were Anglicans before. The church allowed them to keep their wives when they became priests. Why not give them the option in Africa?” He wondered.
The Rev. Father’s missive comes at a time when the Catholic Church is trying to contain an explosion of sex scandals that have since since rocked the Vatican with many tasking the new Pope Francis to make it his top priority to solve the issue.