Most Reverend Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, Catholic Archbishop of Kampala, Uganda, has proposed that the Central Government deducts 10 per cent from the monthly salaries of workers, and forward the deductions directly to the church.
Speaking during a Mass, the Catholic Archbishop said many Christians don’t tithe and this affects church projects, reports Citizen Kenya.
“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,” said Archbishop Lwanga.
“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?”
Archbishop Lwanga said he wanted Uganda to go the German route, where Germans, who are registered as Catholics, Protestants or Jews have a church tax (Kirchensteuer) of 8-9 per cent deducted from their annual income.