Government should help the church deduct tithe from source – Catholic Bishop.
Cyprian Lwanga, Catholic archbishop of Kampala, has proposed that the Ugandan government help the church deduct 10% from workers’ monthly salary as tithe for the church.
Speaking during mass at Saint Mary’s Cathedral Rubaga, the Catholic archbishop said non compliance with Bible as regards tithes was affecting developmental projects of the church.
Speaking during mass at Saint Mary’s Cathedral Rubaga, the Catholic archbishop said many Christians don’t pay tithe and this affects projects by the church.
“Whenever we ask for tithe, everyone gives only what they have at that time. But the Bible says a tenth of whatever you earn belongs to the church,” he said.
Revealing that Uganda will not be the first place it would happen, Archbishop Lwanga said he wanted Uganda to borrow a leave from Germany, where faithfuls who are registered as Catholics, Protestants or Jews have a church tax of 8 -9 per cent deducted from their annual income .
“I was told Germans make agreements with their government to deduct monthly tithe from their salaries and forward it to the church and this money they use to build and renovate their churches”.
He enjoined other religious leaders to help push the idea as according to him, “it is good for us”.
“Give me your support as I front this proposal because it is good for us. Aren’t you tired of putting money in the baskets all the time?