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Bishop Advocates Government Deduct Tithes from Workers’ Salaries and Forward to Church

Samuel Mayowa

October 30, 2018

Catholic Archbishop of Kampala, Kenya, Most Reverend Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has advocated that the government should deduct 10 percent from workers’ salaries and forward directly to the church.

Citizen TV reports that the bishop, who suggested the proposal on Sunday at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Rubaga during mass explained that non-payment of tithes hinders the execution of project development in the church.

According to the cleric, “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.

“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?”

Lwanga based his proposal on the law promulgated in Germany, where the government deducts a church tax (Kirchensteuer) of eight to nine per cent from the annual income of citizens registered as Catholics, Protestants or Jews and disburses them to their respective faiths.

“I was told Germans make agreements with their government to deduct monthly tithes from their salaries and forward it to the church and this money they use to build and renovate their churches,” he added.

 

Picture Source- Sahara Reporters

 

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